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South African minister visits residents controversially evicted during coronavirus lockdown

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South Africa's Water and Sanitation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, visited the Mpolweni site where residents were earlier this week controversially evicted from the land by Cape Town's law enforcement unit.

The eviction caused anger because the national government has placed a ban on all evictions during the national coronavirus lockdown.

On Friday, the Western Cape High Court ordered that the original 49 families be allowed to return and the material of their broken-down structures be returned to them.

Sisulu also demonstrated a water tank donated by UNICEF, which has been filled with hand sanitizer, as the City of Cape Town has not granted approval for the tanks to be filled with water.

The City of Cape Town and the Western Cape is under the political control of the Democratic Alliance, South Africa's official opposition party. Minister Sisulu is a national minister, from the ruling African National Congress.
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