District Six claimants want answers

Claimants want Nkwinti to explain the delay in settling claims despite a 2014 deadline set by the President.

FILE: In 2013 activists occupied vacant homes in the District Six development. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The District Six Working Committee says hundreds of land claimants want answers from Rural Development And Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti about the delay in settling their claims.

Those affected met in Salt River over the weekend to voice their frustration with the process.

More than 1,000 families are awaiting compensation despite a February 2014 deadline set by the President.

The committee's Shahied Ajam said, "Four items were on our agenda; that is the land in District Six. They must develop all of the land in one go and not in bits [and pieces] as they have done in recent years. Monetary compensation must be a dignified packageā€¦ You can't put a number on the amount of injury that any human being has suffered."