The group who have been occupying parts of land in District Six has been ordered to vacate on Thursday, May 20. The Social Liberals for Backyard Dwellers (SLBD) have been illegally occupying parts of the District 6 land in central Cape Town since the beginning of the month.
It is alleged that they have vowed to only move from the area when alternative accommodation has been made available for them. However, the COCT’s interdict against the land invaders have been finalised by the Western Cape High Court.
With complete disregard for DA color-blindness : Coloured People were ripped from their homes, scattered across the Cape Flats, and left to deal with the fallout. Now, homeless and desperate due to circumstances beyond their control they find themselves
— SolisCorner (@SoliPhilander) May 20, 2021
As reported by SABC, the City obtained an interim order at the beginning of this month regarding the issue. According to the City, the land is earmarked for the rightful beneficiaries who were forcibly removed from the area by the apartheid government.
Meanwhile, SLBD’s Sharriefa Nolan told IOL, the court made it clear that the final order does not grant an eviction order and that the City is not entitled to demolish any of their structures.
Nolan indicated that with the harsh winter approaching, she is not aware of what the City’s plans are regarding the occupants.
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