COVID-19: Jo'burg to set up more shelters for the vulnerable

COVID-19: Jo'burg to set up more shelters for the vulnerable

- Geoff Makhubo, executive mayor of Johannesburg has revealed that Johannesburg plans to open more shelters

- There are approximately 15 000 people who have been displaced since lockdown began

- Only 2000 people have been housed in shelters

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Geoff Makhubo, executive mayor of Johannesburg, has revealed that the city is planning on opening more shelters to house displaced and vulnerable people during the lockdown.

Breifly.co.za learned that Makhubo says that approximately 15 000 people are living rough in Johannesburg but only 2000 have been placed in shelters since the lockdown began.

He joined in on the opening of a tent shelter in Turfontein according to SABC.

“We are planning to have about 1200-tent village here. This is a short term measure. We will contribute irrespective of that it is not our competency.”

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In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Panyaza Lesufi has visited a site where approximately 400 homeless people have been housed in temporary shelters in Pretoria West.

Yusuf Abramjee posted a couple of pictures on social media of the shelter which was set up on the grounds of what appears to be a school.

He captioned the post with the following message:

"Some 400 homeless are in temporary shelters here in Pretoria West. @Lesufi has arrived to inspect the site. @OperationSA1 @SANZAFSA #OperationCovid19Fund"

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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