Thursday, December 9, 2010

Archbishop to help flush toilet saga

From South Africa (Oh the things seminary doesn't prepare you for)

The Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, has offered to mediate in the Makhaza toilet saga, which has pitted the ANC Youth League against the Democratic Alliance-led provincial government.

“The important issue is the provision of humane living conditions for the people of Makhaza who are directly affected. It should not be a political battle — it’s about the health and safety of our fellow citizens,” he said in a statement on Thursday.

“Anything I can do to resolve this conflict I will do gladly.” He said “attempts to improve consultation” should be made first before a recent court order on the matter be implemented.

“Such a meeting would need to include representatives from the City, community leaders, the ANCYL, and the broader community.

“It is hoped that consensus can be reached before the festive season, to allow for residents to enjoy this holy period with their family and community.”

A Cape judge last month ordered the City of Cape Town to provide wood-and-iron enclosures for toilets at Makhaza settlement, for any of the 1316 beneficiaries who asked for them.

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