Pretoria families to contest evictions

2011-09-12 14:16

Pretoria - About 350 families evicted from two plots in Mooiplaats, near Atteridgeville, were expected to approach the Constitutional Court on Tuesday.

The families were evicted from the plots, which fall under the jurisdiction of the City of Tshwane, after an earlier ruling by the North Gauteng High Court.

According to Constitutional Court media notes, Tuesday's court challenge is an attempt to have earlier rulings appealed.

The basis of the appeal is to contest the ruling that in one case the municipality was to provide the people evicted with land, while the other judgment did not.

The applicants were expected to argue that it would not be just and equitable to evict them unless their eviction was conditional on the provision of alternative accommodation.

The owner of one of the plots and the municipality were expected to argue that providing alternative accommodation was not their responsibility but that of provincial and national government.

  • Sisie - 2011-09-12 14:24

    Well if they stand on a landmine and get blown to bits - who do they cry to the government...of course. They are being moved for their own sake, but if they don't want to adhere to the removal tough.

  • happycamper - 2011-09-12 14:34

    why do they need to move? are they squatters? where can i read the initial story?

      aarchaic - 2011-09-12 14:59

      the area there is an old milatery test grounds for weapons a man got blown up the other day when he triggerd a mortar grenade he stepped on.

  • Da.Liva.Delvira - 2011-09-12 14:37

    uh oh... and now???

  • Fedup - 2011-09-12 14:55

    This does not make any sense at all, are they legally there or squatters or what?

      Tolerant - 2011-09-12 16:01

      Squaters in a unsafe place.

  • Trxy - 2011-09-13 21:36

    the squatters were actually given notice more than 2 years ago. The land is pivately owned and has become the biggest refuse dump in the area.What would you do if the land was yours?

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