De Lille has accused the city of delaying the temporary housing on the so-called Triangle Site adjacent to Imizamo Yethu, due to a lack of political will in the Cape Town City Council.
“I am concerned that those political leaders now in charge after my resignation under-appreciate the urgent necessity for integrated spatial planning and the integration of our people,” De Lille said. She added that the city’s Triangle Site was due to be completed in mid-February to facilitate the installation of bulk services.
The planned redesign of Imizamo Yethu settlement by the city has been stalled for a number or reasons, including a legal tussle.
The city said it had embarked on designing and implementing a super-blocking project for Imizamo Yethu with the intention of establishing roadways for emergency vehicle access, water, sanitation and electricity infrastructure throughout the area.