Press Statement: G U G U L E T H U A N T I – E V I C T I O N C A M P A I G NWednesday 7th May 2008 12 noon
On Thursday 8th May 2008, at 11am, thousands of Gugulethu Backyard Dwellers will march on the Fezeka Municipality Offices.
The march will depart from the Gugulethu Sports Complex. Residents of surrounding areas, from as far away as Khayelitsha, will also join the march.
The Anti-Eviction Campaign has been conducting a campaign for months now involving pressuring all city and provincial authorities to provide houses for those, especially pensioners, who have “red cards” indicating that they have been on the housing waiting list for between 15 and 30 years.
Premier of the Western Cape, Ebrahim Rasool, and MEC for Local Government and Housing, Richard Dyantyi, have consistently refused invitations by the residents to their mass meetings, which are held every Sunday at 2pm.
Instead, evictions of pensioners have continued in all the areas and the Anti-Eviction Campaign with the community has resisted these by reinstating evicted people back in their homes.
“ZONKE i-BACKYARDS zine march eya Efezeka municipality”
For further comment, please call Vukile or Mncedisi