R55 000 judgment paves way to pursue poo protesters

2014-08-05 21:44

The City of Cape Town has welcomed the judgment by the Western Cape High Court in civil action against an informal settlement organisation and its members.

The Cape Town Informal Settlement organisation failed to oppose the matter in court and a default judgment in excess of R55 000 was granted, said the city today.

The city would apply to execute the court order.

On October 30, stalls of several informal traders were robbed of both stock and money when an illegal protest took place in the city centre, said the city’s JP Smith.

He said the city’s property and infrastructure was also damaged.

“The judgment vindicates the city’s position and that it paves the way for us to pursue costs against the remaining instigators linked to Ses'khona for the costs that they caused through months of poo protests through their so-called ‘informal settlements task team’,” said Smith.

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