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Zille: Service delivery a collective effort

Helen Zille and city officials met with the Social Justice Coalition in Khayelitsha on Saturday.

Zille and city officials met with the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) in Khayelitsha today to discuss temporary sanitation in the township.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape premier Helen Zille's office says although they will continue all efforts to improve service delivery it's going to take a collective effort.

Zille and city officials met with the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) in Khayelitsha today to discuss temporary sanitation in the township.

This week a report by the South African Human Rights Commission found Cape Town's current sanitation plans in some informal settlements are a violation of the rights of residents.

The commission's investigation follows a complaint by the coalition after it completed a public audit on the use of Mshengu chemical toilets in Khayelitsha.

Zille spokesperson Michael Mpofu says although there are ongoing efforts from authorities to improve sanitation facilities in informal settlements, residents also have a role to play.

"People are also responsible for the toilets that they want. If you use the toilet, you must use it in the state you want to find it in."

The SJC's Axolile Notywala says the situation needs urgent attention.

The commission has instructed the city to develop a comprehensive sanitation plan within the next six months.