Govt offers 'win-win' proposal to Nomzamo

If Nomzamo residents accept a new proposal, they could return to Sanral-owned land today.

Children in Nomzamo are being given food as police continued their operation to evicted hundreds of families in the area on 4 June 2014. Picture: Carmel Loggenberg/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has presented Nomzamo informal settlers with what she calls a 'win-win' proposal.

If it's accepted, the evicted families will be allowed to return to the land they previously occupied from as early as today.

Hundreds of informal settlers were kicked off land owned by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) last week.

Watch: Cape evictions leave hundreds homeless

It turned into an embarrassing debacle marred by political finger-pointing.

Sisulu and Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille met this week to discuss the Nomzamo fiasco and believe they've come up with a 'win-win' proposal.

"I bought into the proposal and it's a proposal we have brought to the community of Lwandle."

De Lille says the evicted residents will be allowed to return to Sanral-owned land on a temporary basis.

"The City of Cape Town will provide 45 chemical toilets in the meantime and will also provide flush toilets in two months from now."

The mayor says that in the long term the affected residents will be allocated land in Macassar and will be allowed to move there in at least nine months' time.

Watch: _Nomzamo evictees in conflict over land _