Media: Pavement dwellers grudgingly agree to relocation

22 10 2009

Malungelo Booi | 22 October 2009 | Eyewitness News

A community task team for Symphony Way pavement dwellers in Delft says they will start relocating to Blikkiesdorp next week.

The team met with City of Cape Town officials on Wednesday and they agreed to move.On Monday, the Western Cape High Court granted the council an eviction order to move the families to Blikkiesdorp, despite vehement opposition.

The pavement dwellers have been living on the side of the road in Delft for over a year after they were evicted from homes they had illegally occupied.

“What we agreed upon, is we will move on Monday morning, first thing. That is when we will start moving. They will assist in moving people and their goods to Blikkiesdorp or those who are going somewhere else they will also assist,” said task team member Ashraf Cassiem.

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