Media: D-day for CT land invaders

30 08 2011

Catherine Rice | EWN

Final arguments are expected to be heard in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday as city bosses continue to try and evict hundreds of people from council land in Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain.

People gathered in front of the courthouse to protest the lack of land and housing for Cape Town’s poor.

The steps of the high court were cordoned off and a line of police officers were stationed at the entrance to protect the building.

A two-year-old child stood at the front of the crowd carrying a placard with the words: “No to Blikkiesdorp”.

About 23 families remain on two fields in Tafelsig but the city wants to move them to the notorious temporary relocation area in Delft.
Lynne Titus said she will not go there because it is crime infested and the conditions are even worse than what she is experiencing now.

The 26-year-old, who is pregnant with her third child, made it clear that she will not give up the fight for a better life until the city gives her family a home and future.

(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)

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30 08 2011
Lee Warren

WE WILL STAND WITH YOU AL – DO NOT MOVE TO BLIKKIESDORP!!!




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