Klipheuwel informal settlement residents to march on Parliament

2015-12-03 20:42
Residents burn tyres during a protest in Klipheuwel, outside Cape Town. (Lourens Steyn, Mikpunt Neighbourhood Watch, Supplied)

Residents burn tyres during a protest in Klipheuwel, outside Cape Town. (Lourens Steyn, Mikpunt Neighbourhood Watch, Supplied)

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Cape Town – Residents of the Klipheuwel informal settlement will take to the streets for the second time this year on Friday to demand basic service delivery - or else.

The community will march to the Cape Town city centre to demand that the City purchase land so the informal settlement can be relocated.

They want the City to provide a mobile clinic, Early Childhood Development Services, and to develop a community action plan.

Should these demands not be met, the residents have threatened to relocate themselves to a formal settlement close to the existing squatter camp, so as to gain access to the basic services enjoyed by residents there.

In August, a three-day protest in the community turned violent, with protesters burning tyres, throwing stones and looting shops in the area.

But on Friday, they say they will march peacefully in a bid to be heard by both the provincial government and the human settlements ministry, community member Andile Tumana told News24.

He said they were tired of the instability surrounding the area.

Tumana said they would give the City until the end of December to deal with their demands, before they start relocating.

They would also march to the provincial legislature, before moving on to Parliament.

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