Lwandle inquiry report handed to Sisulu

Hundreds of families were forcibly removed from Sanral-owned land in June.

Rubble after forced evictions on 4 June 2014. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A 296-page report has been handed over to Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu dealing with the investigation into the Lwandle evictions.

Sisulu established an inquiry in June this year after hundreds of families were forcibly removed from South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) owned land in Nomzamo, Strand, which the group occupied illegally.

Sisulu says she will take time to thoroughly study the report handed over to her by committee chairperson Denzil Potgieter today.

The report includes several recommendations made by committee members for Sisulu's attention.

According to the minister, she has chosen the best people for the job as they've managed to conclude this process in a short space of time.

Potgieter says the committee has made findings dealing with every issue it thought to be relevant.

Sisulu adds it will take about a week to apply her mind to the recommendations before sharing them with the portfolio committee.