Media: Pavement dwellers fight eviction

20 03 2009

Chantall Presence | 3/10/2009 9:24:10 AM
Source: Eyewitness News

Delft pavement dwellers say that they will represent themselves in the Cape High Court next week if they have to in order to prevent eviction.

The group of former backyard dwellers filed a notice on Monday to oppose an application by the city to evict them from the Symphony Way sidewalk.

Over 100 families erected structures on the pavement last year, demanding accommodation in the N2 Gateway Housing Project.

The Anti-Eviction Campaign’s Ashraf Cassiem said if the city succeeded in relocating them, it would be their second eviction.

Cassiem said residents wanted formal housing and not temporary structures being offered at a nearby site nicknamed Blikkiesdorp.

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