Urgent Press Release: March to Dan Plato on Wednesday 23 June at 9 AM

22 06 2010

March to invite Dan Plato and FIFA to the Poor People’s World Cup

At the moment 1000 to 1500 residents from Blikkiesdorp and surrounding communities are preparing themselves for tomorrow as they will march to Dan Plato to hand over a memorandum. This march is organized by the Delft Anti-Eviction Campaign to invite Dan Plato and FIFA to the finals of the Poor People’s World Cup on July 4, 2010.

Furthermore, this march is to support all the displaced communities now living in Blikkiesdorp (the Symphony Way TRA, 20 km away from the city centre) as a result of World Cup regeneration projects. Many of these residents were promised proper houses before moving to this “concentration camp” with tin can structures – far away from the city centre and from job opportunities, good education, their social networks, etc.

In solidarity with these residents now living in this relocation area – soccer teams, coaches and communities that are involved in the Poor People’s World Cup – will also support and join this march tomorrow.

The Delft Anti-Eviction Campaign invites all the media to this march and everyone who wants to support this march is more than welcome!!

Location: at 7 AM we will gather in Blikkiesdorp. The march will proceed from Cape Town’s Keizersgracht (close to Cape Peninsula University) to the Civic Centre to hand over a memorandum to Mayor Dan Plato.

For more information, please contact: Jane Roberts 0742384236 (AEC coordinator for the Delft area), Kareema 078 6207365 (resident of Blikkiesdorp) or Ashraf Cassiem 0761861408 (chairperson AEC)

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