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Lenasia task team to meet over demolitions

The task team that was appointed to deal with the Lenasia demolitions will have a meeting tomorrow.

A man walks past a house in Lenasia which was demolished on 19 November 2012. Picture: iWitness

LENASIA - The task team that was appointed to find an alternative solution to the Lenasia demolition saga was expected to meet for the first time in 2013, on Friday.

The Special Lenasia Intervention Team was appointed by Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale in November 2012.

More than 50 structures that were built on illegally sold land were destroyed in Lenasia in 2012.

The government-owned land was sold through an alleged syndicate.

The South African Human Rights Commission's Isaac Mangena said they made submissions for an intervention plan to be adopted at the meeting.

"Central to our recommendation is that all phases of the Lenasia intervention plan must include clear processes and time frames for consultation - more so with the affected residents of Lenasia."

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