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THE Cape Town municipality must take full responsibility for the riots at Khayelitsha.
DA leader Helen Zille should stop going around crowing about her party's well-run municipality while continuing to undermine the dignity of those residents who have to relieve themselves in public.
The explanation that the municipality had clinched a deal with the residents that it would build toilets without enclosures, and that each family had agreed to build an enclosure for itself does not wash.
A toilet without an enclosure is no toilet at all. Only a party that fails to recognise a community's social rights can embark on such a project.
It is obvious that the DA-led municipality took advantage of the community's state of deprivation to embark on such a humiliating venture in the name of service delivery.
Arguing that the council cannot build permanent enclosures because the land is earmarked for residential development is also disingenuous. Why doesn't it provide mobile loos if indeed the community is in transit?
This all boils down to one thing: action by a political party that does not have any respect for the people in whose interests it claims to be acting.
With the ANCYL now involved in the saga, the DA sees this community as a hostile constituency that must bear the brunt for raising its voice against the blatant disregard for its human rights and dignity.
By now demolishing all the toilets the DA is showing its true colours, of a party that sees black voters as mere pawns in its political battles.