Why ward councillor is fuming over latest court bid against City of Cape Town

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Makeshifts tents in District six which have now been taken down.
Makeshifts tents in District six which have now been taken down.
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A Cape Town ward councillor accused lobby group Ndifuna Ukwazi of holding residents hostage as they gear up to haul the City of Cape Town to court with regard to its treatment of the homeless. 

The ward councillor, Emile Langenhoven, wrote a scathing email to residents of ward 62, following a News24 article, after 11 people, represented by Ndifuna Ukwazi, filed a notice of motion in the Equality Court sitting in the Western Cape High Court to challenge the City's amendments to the Street, Public Places, and the Prevention of Noise Nuisances by-law in February this year. 

According to the amended notice of motion filed last week, the group argues the by-law violates the Constitution and is unconstitutional and invalid.

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