Groups of people that have set up homes along the train lines in Langa and Philippi could soon be relocated to more suitable land.
Community leader Loyiso Nkohla said that they have been in negotiations with the City of Cape Town and the national government to seek a more suitable living environment for the people living along the train lines, and he hopes that the government will stick to its promises.
Nkohla said, “We don’t trust anything that the government will say. We demand that there must be a paper trail in a form of social combat. Discussion on the social combat document where we have made some submissions we have demanded that if the City of Cape Town say that they are going to do 1,2,3 we want that in writing.”
8 000 dwellers make up the communities that have been occupying spaces near train stations since the hard COVID-19 lockdowns and will now be relocated.