DA calls on MEC Mazibuko to investigate allegations of the eviction of a mother and her children from Ikhaya Lethemba

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is calling on the Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko to urgently investigate the allegations that a mother and her children have been evicted from Ikhaya Lethemba shelter in Johannesburg.

It is alleged that the woman and her children have been evicted from the shelter and have nowhere else to go.

It is very worrying that this shelter which is run by the Gauteng Department of Community Safety is evicting people during this critical period of Coronavirus while the president has declared a national lockdown.

Ikhaya Lethemba as a One Stop Centre for female victims of crime and violence has a responsibility of housing the most vulnerable members of this province and ensuring that they are taken care of, instead of putting people out on the streets.

Should these allegations prove to be true those implicated should face the consequences of their actions.

The DA calls on MEC Mazibuko to urgently investigate these allegations. We will continue to monitor the work done by this shelter to ensure that adequate services are rendered to women and children who are victims of gender-based violence.