The eviction order was invalid and therefore illegal. Skhoma Butchery was able to convince City officials and the Sheriff of the Court to return all material and put it back inside the Butchery.
For more information contact Mncedisi (AEC) at 078 580 8646 and Thandi (Skhoma) at 082 495 8652
- What? SS Skhoma Butchery in Gugulethu being evicted
- When? Right now! (09h40 – 4 June)
The owners and staff of Gugulethu’s famous Skhoma Butchery woke today to find out that they were being evicted. They had no idea that this was going to happen as they had set an agreed date with Guguletu Square mall developers on when to move to their new premises. The butchery is currently consulting their lawyer as to what to do. It seems that there is an eviction letter from the 14th of May saying that occupants should be evicted. However, this does not seem like a court order and this letter was never served on the occupants.
This kind of illegal or semi-legal actions by developers and government happens everyday in South Africa. Fortunately for Skhoma owners, they can afford a lawyer. But for poor South Africans, they rarely are able to stop themselves from being evicted illegally.
For more information contact Mncedisi (AEC) at 078 580 8646 and Thandi (Skhoma) at 082 495 8652-
- What? Gympie Street interdict to be heard at Cape High Court
- When? 15h30 (on the 4 June)
Gympie Street residents will be in court at 15h30 where the judge will be hearing their interdict against the illegal eviction of two families. Yesterday, the belongings of the Heyn and Petersen families were confiscated by Law Enforcement officials who claimed they would return their belongings once the families found a place to stay. We are afraid we might not see our belongings again.
For more information contact Willy at 073 144 3619
Recent articles on Anti-Eviction Campaign and Abahlali baseMjondolo struggles:
- Homeless fight Cape Town city by Anna Majavu of Sowetan – 4 June 2009
- Officials and Xenophobia by Anna Majavu of Sowetan – 3 June 2009
- Tension brewing in townships over foreigners by Francis Hweshe of Cape Argus – 1 June 2009
- Opinion: Plato, DA must stick to law or be prosecuted by Richard Pithouse in Cape Argus – 1 June 2009
- Metro Police tear down shacks despite interdict by Nomangesi Mbiza of Cape Argus – 1 June 2009
Upcoming events:What? CTCHC communities to testify at the trial of attorney Mr C. J. Botman who stole R2-million from residents
When? 8-10th of June, 2009 at Bellville Magistrates Court. Contact: Gary Hartzenberg at 0723925859
What? Symphony Way Pavement Dwellers and other AEC communities march to Cape High Court for eviction case
When? 9th of June, 2009 at Cape High Court
Contact: Aunty Jane at 0784031302 and Kareemah at 0784920943 and Evelyn 0763317624
What? Macassar residents to bring new applications against the City and Law Enforcement
Contact: Mzonke at 0732562036 and Khanyiso at 0735403909 and Theliwe at 0832481658