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Khayelitsha residents demand housing, better living conditions

Residents are calling on the minister Lindiwe Sisulu to do more to fix the housing situation in the township.

Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Khayelitsha residents are marching to Parliament demanding the department of human settlements does more to fix the housing situation in the township.

They are being supported by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

The march comes a day after Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu delivered her budget vote in Parliament, in which she outlined how the department will spend funds in the new financial year.

The demonstrators are mostly residents from informal settlements in Khayelitsha's Site C and backyard dwellers.

They say they have had enough of empty promises from the City of Cape Town, as well as provincial and national government.

The EFF's Xolani Jack says, "They have been staying in shacks for a very long time and all they get is promises."

The group is expected to handover a memorandum of demands to a Human Settlements official.

In her budget vote, Minister Sisulu promised to formalise informal settlements and provide serviced sites for people to build their own houses.