TimesLive reports that Tshwane mayor Kgosientsho Ramokgopa yesterday lauded the controversial Kleinfontein community for its determination to protect its heritage, but warned it not to undermine other people’s constitutional rights to live wherever they wished.
“I suspect the biggest part of the discussion with Kleinfontein is with regards to the balance of the constitutional provisions. They have their right to assert themselves, but Section 21 of the same constitution, in the bill of rights, makes the point that every citizen has got the right to remain and reside in any part of the republic,” Ramokgopa said.
Section 21 of the Bill of Rights says that:
3. Every citizen has the right to enter, to remain in and to reside anywhere in, the Republic.
Which means that if you are homeless and looking for a place to live, look no further than Mayor Ramokgopa’s mansion somewhere in Pretoria. You can also sleep in one his Maserati’s or BMW’s. Nkandla is also an option if you’re further south of Gauteng.
UPDATE. Praag.org posted some pics of the blue-light, black-BMW-brigade that visited Kleinfontein yesterday. The politicians even brought an ambulance with them, they were clearly preparing for a fight! Pics here.