District Six family offered new home

2013-07-04 09:50
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Khoisan group fights eviction

2013-06-20 11:10

A group of Khoisan people living illegally in Cape Town's District Six say they have the right to remain there. Watch a video about the conflict. WATCH

Cape Town - The remaining family living illegally in a District Six apartment has been offered a new home in Blikkiesdorp on "humanitarian grounds", the Cape Times reported on Thursday.

This followed a ruling made by the Western Cape High Court last month that the City of Cape Town must help find accommodation for Galeema Stoffels, 70, because she has grandchildren with her.

Stoffels was reportedly part of the Khoi group that illegally occupied District Six apartments in Cape Town meant for Group Areas Act returnees.

According to the report, the group of about 40 people were evicted except for Stoffels, her daughter Isa Isaacs and Isaacs's two children, aged 9 and 11.

Stoffels received a letter from the city on Monday informing her she could move into a unit in Delft Symphony Tempororary Relocation Area, commonly called Blikkiesdorp.

Stoffels told the newspaper she would refuse to be "relocated" to Blikkiesdorp but might consider moving elsewhere.

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