Sexwale inspects demolished Lenasia homes
Accompanied by several officials, the minister was in the area to resolve the housing crisis in Lenasia.
JOHANNESBURG - Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale on Monday started inspecting demolished structures in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg.
He also spent time speaking with community members in an attempt to gather facts about the uproar that followed the demolition of houses built on illegally sold government land earlier in November.
The land was sold to members of the public by a syndicate, including officials from the Gauteng Housing Department.
The land belongs to the provincial department.
Earlier on Monday, Sexwale was locked in talks with community leaders, but the minister refused to commit to anything.
Sexwale was accompanied by Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi and South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) chairperson Lawrence Mushwana, in an effort to find a solution to the housing crisis in the area.
Earlier this month, the SAHRC approached the South Gauteng High Court in a bid to temporarily halt the demolitions.
The case has been postponed.