The homeless occupants of a field in Baxter Street, Durbanville, were given until 6 January 2023 to vacate the area after living on the property for more than two years.
This follows a Western Cape High Court ruling that granted the City an eviction order after the occupiers refused social assistance.
Over the last year, the area has been inspected by the City more than 39 times, with numerous clean-up operations conducted by community organisations, churches and residents.
The City acted in accordance with the terms of the eviction order granted by the high court, and the occupiers were evicted yesterday, 10 January 2023.
As stated in the court order – “As provided by the order, should the respondents fail to vacate the property by the 6th (of January), the sheriff is authorised to eject them from the property by no earlier than January 10.”
Picture: Stephen Fourie