Joe Slovo residents take to streets again
By Henry Booysen
28 November 2007
Joe Slovo residents marched in the Cape Town CBD on Wednesday to protest against Thubelitsha homes and First National Bank.
The informal settlement residents are demanding not to evict them from the area.
While many residents have already been relocated to Delft, many have vowed that they will not leave the area, as work and school will be too far for them to travel.
“We are told by residents in Tsunami from Delft that many of the public toilets have been closed for a year and that people must relieve themselves in the bushes. This is unsatisfactory,” says Mzwanele Zulu representative of the Joe Slovo task team.
In the memorandum handover to First National Bank the demands listed to the bank is to withdraw from the N2 Gateway Project, and to put communities’ needs first before contracts and profits.
“What I want see happening here is for people to face reality, and not for people to be informed by people who undermine the policies of the government,” says the Project Manager of the N2 Gateway Project and representative of Thubelitsha Homes Prince Xhanti Sigcawu.
First National Bank and Thubelitsha Homes accepted the memorandums.