Cape Town - Cape Town City could have avoided the eviction of shack dwellers in Lwandle settlement, Sanral said on Tuesday.
“This situation might not have arisen if the city did not walk away from the discussions with Sanral to find an amicable solution to the issue,” Sanral spokesman Vusi Mona said in a statement.
He said the city abdicated responsibility towards residents of Lwandle, outside Somerset West.
“Despite the city's efforts to put the blame on Sanral, the agency's offer to donate land to Cape Town remains open,” Mona said.
“We call on the city to rescind its decision and restart the process to find a workable solution that will benefit the poor communities affected by recent events.”