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.Macassar Village backyarders have been made homeless by the extremely high rents that they are charged to erect shacks in other people’s backyards. For the past week, homeless residents have been occupying an empty piece of land owned by the City of Cape Town with the intention of 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.
For more information, contact Mzonke at 0732562036
Archive of Macassar press releases and photos:
23 May, 2009 – Photos of community occupation of empty land
23 May, 2009 – Update from the Macassar Village Occupation
22 May, 2009 – Photos on current Situation at Macassar
21 May, 2009 – Bankruptcy of responses to Macassar land occupation underlines Western Cape housing crisis by Martin Legassick
21 May, 2009 – The Macassar Village land occupation continues…
- 20 May, 2009 – Macassar people won their victory on land occupation
- 13 May, 2009 – Second day of the cleaning campaign: The 14th May 2009