Friday, September 21, 2007

N2 squatters ready to fight back

By Henry Booysen
21 September 2007

Joe Slovo squatters and government are heading to the courts and the residents of the settlement are ready to fight in more than one way.

The squatters of the settlement are considering combining protests and legal action to oppose a court order obtained by the Department of Housing and the N2 Gateway contractor, Thubelisha to move the residents to Delft in order for further development of the housing project to take place.

The squatters said they were determined to stay in the area and have no intention of moving.

“Right now we are negotiating with our lawyers and on Tuesday we will have a definite answer on what we are going to do,” says Mzwanele Zulu the spokesperson for the Joe Slovo Task Team.

The Cape Town Anti-War Coalition has condemned the efforts of the government and has vowed to support the residents of the Joe Slovo settlement

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