De Lille to meet Valhalla Park residents

De Lille will meet with a committee set up by the community to discuss service delivery.

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille. Picture: Chanel September/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille will this evening meet with a committee set up by the Valhalla Park community to discuss their issues regarding service delivery in the Agstelaan informal settlement.

The meeting is set to take place at the Cape Town Civic Centre.

Residents of the informal settlement participated in a service delivery protest, blocking off part of Robert Sobukwe Drive last week after several shacks burnt down.

This followed a devastating blaze that left more than 1,400 people homeless just days before Christmas.

De Lille's spokesperson Solly Malatsi says, "The leaders will raise the issues they're faced with. The city will engage them on how best to resolve those issues going forward."

Meanwhile, a 29-year-old woman has been arrested after her 18-month-old son died in a shack fire in Grassy Park.

The toddler, who was also physically challenged, died while seven others were displaced in the blaze which occurred in the Phumlani Village informal settlement on Sunday night.

According to police, the toddler was home alone when the fire broke out.