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IN A cheap publicity stunt, billionaire Minister of Human Settlements Tokyo Sexwale spent a night in a shack at the Diepsloot informal settlement.
Sexwale, are you serious? That is not enough! The sad reality is that people have been living there for years. Now he goes there for a night with his blue-light brigade and security guards in tow so he can acquaint himself with the hardships faced by millions of South Africans who live in informal settlements.
Sexwale said people were not protesting against the newly elected Jacob Zuma administration, but against that of former president Thabo Mbeki.
As if, somehow, all ANC members today, just like the apartheid apologists of yesterday, had nothing to do with Mbeki's government when they kept him in power for more than 10 years.
As an experienced and cunning politician, Sexwale has conveniently forgotten to mention that before the elections the ANC made impossible promises to speed up everything that is lacking in these settlements, from houses and jobs to education and security.
This is not happening. Promises are not being kept and people are angry. Until Sexwale and his colleagues admit their lies and explain the realities of service delivery, no amount of one-night sleep-overs in informal settlements will stop the violent protests.
Councillor Toni Molefe,DA, Johannesburg