Media: Slight victory for city traders

23 09 2009

By Ofentse Mokae – Bush Radio
23 September 2009

Traders at the Mitchells Plain Town Centre are pleased over what they call a “slight victory” over an eviction battle they have with the City council.

City of Cape Town’s Randall Strikker has announced that the eviction of over half of the Town Centre traders has been moved until the end of October. Read the rest of this entry »

MEC under siege over ‘false promise’

23 09 2009

23 September 2009
Anna Majavu – The Sowetan

Tenants await ‘their’ houses

Bonginkosi Madikizela

Bonginkosi Madikizela

NEW Western Cape housing MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela is on a collision course with backyard residents from Mandela Park in Khayelitsha.

The tenants have accused him of breaking a promise to give them houses in a new development.

But Madikizela has counter-accused residents of causing a R1million worth of damage to houses during a weekend protest.

About 23 people were arrested during the weekend protest and freed on Monday after the state withdrew its case and the residents’ attorney, Sharfudin Parker, laid charges against the police for unlawful arrest. Read the rest of this entry »


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