EFF: We will occupy Camps Bay, Bishopscourt too

2015-04-07 09:31

Cape Town - About 500 people are currently occupying a plot of land in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, the Economic Freedom Fighters said on Tuesday.

The party said people had already begun erecting structures on the land near Nolungile railway station in site C. Western Cape police said by 12:44 on Tuesday there had been no arrests.

Reports said that EFF MPs Bernard Josephs and Nazier Paulsen led the occupation but the party’s Godrich Gardee told News24 that the EFF merely supports community members in occupying vacant land.

“We don’t say ‘hey, there’s land we want to occupy’,” Gardee said.

“I did just what Jan van Riebeeck did - he invaded the land, I occupied it,” Paulsen said.

And he promised that the party will also target more affluent areas of Cape Town as they continue occupying vacant land.

Paulsen promised the party will lead communities in taking over land in Bishopscourt, Camps Bay and Rondebosch Common.

Numerous attempts by News24 to get comment from the City of Cape Town’s Alderman JP Smith was unsuccessful. 

- In an earlier version of this story, News24 reported that comment had not been received from police. This has since been updated.

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