For more on Motala Heights, visit the Abahlali baseMjondolo archive.June 16, 2008 Edition 1 Irene Kuppan Source: Daily News
THREE Motala Heights residents, who descri-bed their landlord as a “something of a dictator” who has “sown fear and terror” in the area, have successfully gone to court to protect themselves from harassment by the landlord’s relatives or employees.
The residents - James Pillay, Gonum Pillay and Mallie Govender - were granted an interim order preventing Ricky Govender from instructing his employees or relatives from threatening or assaulting them.
The order, which was granted by Durban High Court Judge Gregory Kruger on Friday, also prevents Govender’s relatives and employees from trespassing on the property on which the residents live. Read the rest of this entry »