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RESIDENTS of Diepsloot near Fourways in Johannesburg have slammed Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale for not keeping a promise.
Residents of extensions 1 and 2 told Johannesburg mayor Amos Masondo and his entourage that Sexwale promised to improve the sewerage system - after spending a night in one of the township shacks in August last year.
Masondo was in the township yesterday to listen to residents' grievances before meeting ANC members for a party caucus in the area.
"Sexwale said he would make sure that bigger sewerage pipes were installed because every time it rains we cannot sleep in our shacks because of the water," resident Lizzy Chauke said.
"He promised to come back and check on progress made in developing our area, especially the houses, but nothing has ever been done.
"We thought he was caring when he spent the night in one of the shacks."
The SA National Civic Association chairperson in Diepsloot, Joe Masemola, also told Masondo that residents had felt awkward when ward councillor Jan Mahlangu visited them - accompanied by armed police.
"We have no plan to harm him but it seems he does not feel safe among the people who elected him," Masemola said.