Tomorrow: Gugs AEC activists in court and Eastridge AEC resisting eviction

5 05 2009

Anti-Eviction Campaign Press Release: Tuesday 5 May, 2009

Event: Mncedisi Twalo and Mbulelo Zuba in court
Time and Date: 09h00 on 5 May 2009
Location: Athlone Magistrates Court

Mncedisi Twalo and Mbulelo Zuba will be in Athlone Magistrate’s Court this morning to defend themselves against the ANC’s charge that they were obstructing IEC registration.

We expect that the case will be thrown out of court for lack of evidence.  If not, the AEC has hundreds of residents willing to testify in support of the defendants.

Residents of Gugulethu and other AEC members will be at the court in numbers supporting Mncedisi and Mbulelo.

See http://antieviction.org.za/2009/03/08/gugs-aec-activists-to-appear-in-athlone-magistrates-court-on-tuesday/ for more information about the details of the case.

Contact Pule at 073 6448 919 and Speelman at 073 9825 725 for more information

Event: Full eviction of family in Eastridge Village in Mitchell’s Plain
Date: 5 May 2009
Location: Eastridge Village in Town Centre, Mitchell’s Plain

The Eastridge family that was evicted from their home two weeks ago has been living in their yard since then.  As far as the residents know, the family will be evicted sometime today by police and the sheriff of the court.  Tomorrow, the 6th of May, a new family who has reportedly bought the house for only R50,000, is supposed to move in.  This is how government and capitalists use housing to divide the poor and have them fight for little scraps just to survive.

The community will be out in numbers protesting the eviction and will attempt to convince the police to support the poor instead of supporting Cape Town Community Housing Company.

For more information, contact Johannes at 071 416 0250


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