1 June 2011
Anti-Eviction communities who are facing eviction and whose homes have been flooded by the recent rains (more on this soon), are joining backyarders from Tafelsig who are at the Cape High Court today.
Hundreds of backyarders who have set up a new settlement in an open field in Tafelsig which they have aptly called New Horizons will be at the High Court today. They will be defending themselves against eviction by the City of Cape Town which has decided that the poor shall have no right to security of tenure in the entire Metropole – even though there is plenty of unused and misused land all over the City.
Joining them will be communities from Gugulethu, Newfields Village, Blikkiesdorp, Site B (Khayelitsha), Joe Slovo and others. These communities are demanding land and housing for the poor in the City and an end to evictions.
Tafelsig is the new Hangberg. The land of the people is being taken by government for ‘development’ which will benefit those who don’t actually need it. And the government takes this land by force destroying people’s property and their lives.
We demand land for the poor in the Western Cape. The poor will build a strong front in the near future. The struggle of the poor will continue until 87% of the land is returned to the majority.
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