White house falls

2015-08-04 06:00
The “notorious” white house was demolished by the City of Cape Town last week. 

PHOTO: 
astrid fEBRUARIE

The “notorious” white house was demolished by the City of Cape Town last week. PHOTO: astrid fEBRUARIE

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The “notorious” white house in Hout Bay has fallen.

The dilapidated building on the corner of Main and OR Tambo roads had been described as a crime haven by the community.

The demolition started on Thursday last week as five municipal officials moved onto erf 7309 with a digger-loader machine, following a decision by the City council to demolish the “derelict and uninhabitable building”.

Brett Herron, mayoral committee member for transport, says he is pleased that the demolition work was done.

He explains that only the foundations will be left “rendering this safe haven for criminals something of the past”.

“The ‘white house’ has been vacant for a number of years. It was initially used as a standby house for operational purposes, but has been unoccupied and derelict,” he explains.

Herron says the building has been extensively vandalised.

“The ceilings have also been damaged by fires lit by vagrants,” he says.

“I want to stress that we will all have to work together to ensure that the land is not illegally occupied after the rubble has been removed. “Our residents must immediately report any illegal activities to the police and the City,” Herron says.

The “notorious” white house in Hout Bay has fallen.

The dilapidated building on the corner of Main and OR Tambo roads had been described as a crime haven by the community.

The demolition started on Thursday last week as five municipal officials moved onto erf 7309 with a digger-loader machine, following a decision by the City council to demolish the “derelict and uninhabitable building”.

Brett Herron, mayoral committee member for transport, says he is pleased that the demolition work was done.

He explains that only the foundations will be left “rendering this safe haven for criminals something of the past”.

“The ‘white house’ has been vacant for a number of years. It was initially used as a standby house for operational purposes, but has been unoccupied and derelict,” he explains.

Herron says the building has been extensively vandalised.

“The ceilings have also been damaged by fires lit by vagrants,” he says.

“I want to stress that we will all have to work together to ensure that the land is not illegally occupied after the rubble has been removed. “Our residents must immediately report any illegal activities to the police and the City,” Herron says

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