Cape Town granted interdict against illegal march

2013-11-28 20:26
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Cape Town – The City of Cape Town has been granted an interdict on Thursday to prevent an illegal protest from going ahead on Friday.

City spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said the Western Cape High Court granted the interdict on Thursday evening.

 “If any interested party involved aiding the Cape Town Informal Settlements Group to proceed to transport protesters, they will face prosecution as they will act against the interdict in favour of the City of Cape Town and find themselves liable for damages,” he said.

Earlier the group said it would proceed with the planned march, even after their application was denied.

Solomons-Johannes said the law enforcements are on high-alert to deal with any offenders during the march.

“The City of Cape Town will not allow a group that has no regard for the rule of law to undermine the rights of law-abiding citizens,” he said.

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille appealed to the organisers of the illegal protest to respect the court interdict.

One of the senior leaders of the group and ANC councillor, Loyiso Nkohla, reportedly said:

 ‘…we will only stop the march if a court of law says so.’

De Lille said: “Now that the court has spoken, I hope that Nkohla and his colleagues will no longer continue with their plans as this would be a blatant disregard of the rule of law.”

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