DA council orders man to raze his brick house in squatter area
THE City of Cape Town says a man who built a brick house in an informal settlement must tear it down because it is a safety hazard.
Though the city has no intention of demolishing any of the shacks in the West Beach informal settlement in Cape Town’s Du Noon, they have given Dayi Mondreki, 48, until today to tear down his house or else they will demolish it.
Mondreki was lauded by his neighbours for building a better home for his four children after living for 11 years in a rickety shack.
But the city’s anti-land invasion unit head Stephen Hayward confirmed that the city had served Mondreki with a notice to demolish his house. Read the rest of this entry »