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#DistrictSix claimants lawyer Adv Geoff Budlender has requested the minister explain why she shouldn’t be held in contempt of court, for a November 2018 ruling where govt was asked to come up with a proper plan for restitution. MM.

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Ngcukaitobi: Only 139 houses out of 1200 houses have been built in #DistrictSix since 1998. Zuma made certain commitments in 2012. I have 6 different documents which show empty promises or promises the dept had no intention of complying with. (@JennaEtheridge).

Ngcukaitobi (who is acting judge for Land Claims Court) not mincing words. This is a 20-year delay. There is no explanation of why it [#DistrictSix] was not factored into the budget. He says the land reform dept. makes promises it knows it cannot keep. (@JennaEtheridge).

2/2 The Judge says there was a promise made by government, under former President Jacob Zuma, that claimants would be able to return to #DistrictSix by 11 February 2014, he asks what happened to that? MM.

#DistrictSix Judge Ngcukaitobi asks what happened to the R700mil govt said it had set aside for the District Six restitution matter? He says government has made promises in the past to return former residents to the 1/2.

#DistrictSix The Minister says by the end of August there will be a final plan to show investors. MM.

#DistrictSix The judge says so far there hasn’t been a line crossed by Budlender, and if she needs to give an explanation then he’ll allow it. MM.

#DistrictSix The Minister stops & says Budlender’s “yes/no” type line of questioning is making her uncomfortable, she tells the judge: “It’s bringing back ”(makes hand gestures toward her head). She says she can answer direct questions but with the protection of the judge..

@pheladi_s And here the whole ANC shebang is confronted with the fruit of their looting-instead-of-governing SA issues. Well done #DistrictSix! Landmark case..

Nkoana-Mashabane says she does not accept personal responsibility: I will say I regret the way we have conducted the business but I did not wilfully ignore my responsibilities as the minister. #DistrictSix (@JennaEtheridge).

Nkoana-Mashabane says she does not accept personal responsibility: I will say I regret the way we have conducted the business but I did not wilfully ignore my responsibilities as the minister. #DistrictSix @TeamNews24.

#DistrictSix The Minister says she has never been able to personalize a matter. “I have been transparent with legal advisors and officials,” after Budlender asks her if she takes personal responsibility for failing to comply with the November order. MM.

#DistrictSix Budlender argues the minister’s affidavit reads like an attempt to deflect your failure into your officials. Minister says no. MM.

#DistrictSix This is the November order that the minister had to comply with. MM.

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#DistrictSix Minister eventually says no, she accepts she hasn’t complied with the order. MM.

#DistrictSix NM: “I have said we have not fully complied with it.” Budlender presses on, “yes or no?” Judge also asks her to answer yes or no. NM: “I tried to comply.” Judge: “But you failed to comply.” MM.

#DistrictSix Nkoana-Mashabane says her legal counsel advised her to have the person who’s actually dealing with the matter to write the affidavit. MM.

Nkoana-Mashabane says they are not running away from #DistrictSix but also have to help other dispossessed communities across South Africa, within financial constraints. (@JennaEtheridge).

#DistrictSix NM: “We have not finalized the plan because, officials & experts have to be hands on, all accountable participants should be hands on & accountable so that when we come back to you we come back with full knowledge that I can sell a plan that I can also buy.” MM.

#DistrictSix The Minister says the Dept is also looking for funding from the private sector. Her lawyer asks what is standing in the way of the finalization of the holistic development plan. MM.

#DistrictSix The minister says all the respondents, including the Presidency, will need to pitch in to help with the financing of this project due to her department’s shortfall. MM.

#DistrictSix The minister’s lawyer asks her how much can her Dept afford toward the completion of the redevelopment project. She says R351 million is needed, but these costs could go up. MM.

#DistrictSix The Minister is now going through her credentials, from her time serving as an ambassador under former president Nelson Mandela. MM.

#DistrictSix claimants lawyer Adv Geoff Budlender has requested the minister explain why she shouldn’t be held in contempt of court, for a November 2018 ruling where govt was asked to come up with a proper plan for restitution. MM.

#DistrictSix SA’s Chief Land Claims Commissioner Nomfundo Ntloko-Gobodo is also here. MM.

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Former #DistrictSix resident Aubrey Adriaanse says he’s doubtful the minister will give clear answers in this restitution matter that’s been coming on for more than 20 years. MM.

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