AfriForum to oppose street names appeal

2013-05-15 15:57


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Johannesburg - The civil rights group, AfriForum, will oppose the Tshwane metro's application for leave to appeal an order instructing it to restore Pretoria's old street names.

"AfriForum is convinced that the order by the [North Gauteng High Court]... to re-instate the old names was granted on good grounds and that there is no legal basis for the municipality's appeal against the order," it said in a statement.

"AfriForum will oppose the application... Should it be granted, AfriForum will make sure that the interests of Pretoria residents are represented in whatever court may hear such an appeal."

On 19 April, Judge Bill Prinsloo ordered the Tshwane metro to stop removing old street names pending the conclusion of an adjudication process.

He also ordered the municipality to put back the street names it had removed.

AfriForum brought the application for the court interdict.

Tshwane spokesperson Blessing Manale said the metro had submitted the relevant documentation and was waiting for a court date.

It would apply for leave to appeal to a full Bench of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, or the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein.

"We are taking this to the end, even if it means going to the Constitutional Court," Manale said.

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