Macassar Village – application for interdict against the City of Cape Town likely to be heard on Wednesday

25 05 2009

AbM-WC Press Release
Monday 25 May, 2009

There were delays with the legal process this morning. We apologise to those journalists and comrades who were waiting in court. However we should be in court by Wednesday with the aim of securing an interdict against the Cape Town Municipality that prevents them from continuing with their unlawful actions against the people that have now been living on the disputed land in Macassar Village since 19 May 2009.

Everyday our shacks are demolished and our building materials are confiscated. Every day we rebuild. The occupation continues. Tomorrow we will have held the land for one week. Read the rest of this entry »

Media: Residents fight against City of Cape Town

25 05 2009
May 25 2009 at 07:32AM
Source: IOL

The Abahlali baseMjondolo organisation in the Western Cape said early Monday morning that it would be approaching the Cape High Court for an urgent interdict against alleged “unlawful and criminal evictions.

The organisation said in a statement that they would apply for the interdict late on Monday morning to prevent alleged unlawful evictions in the Macassar village by the City of Cape Town.

“Macassar Village back-yarders have been made homeless by the extremely high rents that they are charged to erect shacks in other people’s backyards.”

The organisation also said for the past week, homeless residents occupied an empty piece of land owned by the City of Cape Town with the intention of apparently housing them and their families.

“Land is the building block of any healthy and sustainable community. We are merely fighting for our own livelihoods which have been denied to us by past governments and this current government,” it said. – Sapa

Macassar Abahlali to place urgent interdict at Cape High Court

25 05 2009
AbM-WC Press Release
Monday 25 May, 2009

Where: Cape High Court
When: First thing in the morning

Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape will be approaching the Cape High Court first thing this morning to secure an urgent interdict against unlawful and criminal evictions by the City of Cape Town in the case of Macassar Village. Read the rest of this entry »


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