Monday, November 26, 2007

Joe Slovo to march again

By Henry Booysen
26 November 2007


Residents from informal settlements across the Cape Flats will march to First National Bank in Cape Town on Wednesday.

The angry protesters are up in arms because the bank bought a piece of land which currently houses the Joe Slovo community.

According to a statement released by the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign, the communities of Joe Slovo, Langa, Gugulethu, Backyard Dwellers, QQ Section, Mandela Park, Site C Khayelitsha, Tafelsig, Blue Downs, Hanover Park, Gympie Street, and Newfields Village will all be participating in the march.

The statement also says that FNB is directly involved with the forced removals of the people of Joe Slovo and that the bank did not buy the land because they are in a working partnership with government to deliver houses.

“We need for them to stop from supporting the government from evicting the residents of Joe Slovo. The main objective why we need to demonstrate against these institutions,” says Joe Slovo task team representative Mzwanele Zulu.

First National Bank could not be reached for comment.

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