Cape Khoi to ask for stay of eviction

2013-06-19 10:25
A sign at a Khoisan protest in District Six, Cape Town. (Nardus Engelbrecht, Sapa)

A sign at a Khoisan protest in District Six, Cape Town. (Nardus Engelbrecht, Sapa)

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Cape Town - A group of Khoi activists who occupied a District Six apartment complex at the weekend are to approach the court for a stay of an eviction order against them, the Cape Times reported on Wednesday.

The group was reportedly supposed to be evicted from 11 units on Wednesday morning, but wanted a stay until they were able to dispute the contents of the original eviction order.

Their papers stated that the interim order granted on Monday had not stipulated what time they had to leave the units, and was therefore not applicable.

According to the report, the group were claiming the area in Cape Town as "ancestral Khoi land".

The complex, completed in 2011, included 115 units earmarked for beneficiaries of a District Six resettlement initiative.

These beneficiaries had been due to move in on Saturday, but this was postponed.
The court matter would reportedly be heard on Thursday.

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