The 108 District Six (D6) land claimants will soon return to the area which they once called home. Former residents were forcibly removed from their homes when the area was declared as a whites-only area under the Apartheid Group Areas Act.
— Department of Agriculture, Land Ref and Rural Dev (@DALRRDgov_ZA) June 17, 2021
Minister of Land Affairs, Thoko Didiza confirmed on Friday, June 18, that a portion of the claimants will move into their new homes on July 24. However, this project was halted several times during the year as issues regarding the 108 housing units had to be straightened out.
As reported by EWN, Land Claims Commission, Benjamin Mars, indicated that claimants will now have the option of whether they want to move in or not.
According to Mars, although the minister has signed off the memorandum to allocate the homes, they now have to show claimants around to see if they are happy. This oversight process will run until the department officially hands over the keys.
— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) June 18, 2021
Meanwhile, Centurion Shariefa Khan is part of the 108 claimants who are going to receive their keys.