Families were left homeless at the weekend after the private security company known as the red ants, with the assistance of the South African Police Service and Johannesburg Metro Police Department, demolished what was believed to have been illegally built structures.
Monday evening, Sisulu says the demolition of the homes was inhumane.
Monday afternoon Mashaba vowed to rebuild the houses.
“I have taken responsibility for the city with immediate effect. A team from housing and social development must go there and rebuild those communities, including providing them with electricity.”