Thursday, November 29, 2007

Police raid Gympie Street, Woodstock

By Marthe van der Wolf
29 November 2007

The police raided houses in Gympie Street in Woodstock this morning and arrested 8 residents.

Woodstock police say that the people were arrested on warrants issued by Cape Town courts for contravening a previous High Court order. The order was given last year for an eviction of the residents.

According to their lawyer Zehir Omar, the residents lived on the streets for weeks. As the City didn’t provide them with housing, they moved back into the flats, but at different numbers.

"The owner failed to get a new court order against the occupants," says Omar.

The residents of Gympsiestreet hope to get out on bail as they will appear in the Cape Town High Court today.


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