Ndifuna Ukwazi Law Centre to represent Bromwell Street residents

2017-01-31 05:44
Bromwell Street resident Charnell Commando describes the group’s concerns about being relocated to Wolwerivier. (Barbara Maregele, GroundUp)

Bromwell Street resident Charnell Commando describes the group’s concerns about being relocated to Wolwerivier. (Barbara Maregele, GroundUp)

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Cape Town – The Ndifuna Ukwazi Law Centre will on Tuesday head to the Western Cape High Court to represent families facing eviction from Bromwell Street, Woodstock.

Bromwell Street residents protested outside the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock in August over the proposed evictions.

The sit-in brought the "struggle against evictions to the heart of gentrification," Reclaim the City said at the time.

The Woodstock Hub bought the land in 2013. Tenants lost an appeal against the recent eviction order, and previously had until September 9 to move out.

Reclaim the City last week rejected the City of Cape Town's indication that it could accommodate the evictees in state-subsidised housing schemes in Wolwerivier near Melkbos – around 30km outside the CBD.

"We have visited Wolwerivier and nobody can live a decent life there. As during the forced removals of apartheid, our families will be uprooted from our communities, and lose access to jobs, good schools and healthcare," evictees' spokesperson Charnell Commando said previously in a statement.

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