Media: Pavement dwellers refuse to move

20 03 2009

1/22/2009 12:03:36 PM
Source: Eyewitness News

“The people on Symphony Way list, they will scrutinise it and put it up against the database of the N-2 project and then, thirdly, they want to keep open communications”

The Anti-Eviction Campaign has vowed that pavement dwellers on Symphony Way in Delft will stay at the roadside until they are given houses.
The group illegally occupied N2 Gateway houses in Delft last year and when they were evicted, they erected shacks on the pavement.

Some 150 people lined up in front of the local government and housing offices in the city centre on Wednesday to meet with housing officials in a roundtable discussion.

The Housing Department said it was happy with the outcome of the meeting and future talks would be scheduled.

However, the Anti-Eviction Campaign’s Ashraf Cassiem said the residents were still homeless following the meeting.

However, he added that the discussions nudged the process forward.

“The one outcome is there will be a meeting with Thubelisha. The people on [the] Symphony Way list, they will scrutinise it and put it up against the database of the N2 project and then, thirdly, they want to keep open communications. That is what the outcome is. The only outcome, the main one, is that we’re going to have another meeting,” said Cassiem.

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