Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Zille Heights residents' to protest outside Cape High court

By Tando Mfengwana
30 May 2007


Residents of the Zille Rain Heights informal settlement are to picket outside the Cape High court on Wednesday. The residents are opposing an eviction application served by the City of Cape Town in October last year.

The court will give judgment on whether they can still stay at the present location or whether they are going to be evicted, says Lorraine Heuni of the Zille Heights Residents Association.

The association says that the attack on them is political, and therefore plan to protest, along with the Anti-Eviction Campaign and other organisations outside the court at 9am.

“We do have some other communities going with us to show some solidarity in the wait for the judgement,” says Heuni.

About 120 shacks occupy the area on the boundary of Grassy Park and Parkwood in Cape Town.

The City offered the shack dwellers an alternative last year to either move to Happy Valley or be evicted. The residents decided to fight the City’s eviction application.

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