Cape Town – MEC for Social Development Sharna Fernandez has highlighted the humanitarian crisis staring the Western Cape in the face due to the extension of the lockdown.
“SASSA yesterday processed 9 500 calls (nationally for food parcels). N our province yesterday, we processed 12 500 calls,” Fernandez said, indicating that they usually receive around 2 500 calls daily.
“If that is any indication, we need more than R53 million (budget). We need a huge sum of money for the humanitarian crisis that is staring us in the face.”
Sharna also blamed fake news for the violent protests that erupted in Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain.
Around 1000 of Tafelsig East residents were upset about the residents of Tafelsig West had allegedly been given 150 food parcels by the ward councillor the previous day.
3 people were arrested.