26 May 2013
On Saturday, Abahlali Base MArikana
went to Observatory to protest over the City of Cape
Town’s Open Streets initiative.
Abahlali said the Open Streets will
please only a few people whilst having houses built will be a project that will
be more beneficial to more people.
Cindy Ketane said that the City
supports Open Streetsand sidelines the poor, because the poor are excluded.
Street initiative aims to promote the use
of roads for bicycles and roller skate.
Ketane said they were also
protesting against the scourge of police taking their material and destroying their
“The same city that is making some people
happy is also making people suffer; other people do not know what is happening
in Marikana, so they wanted to expose the problem they have with the City of Cape
Town” Ketane added.
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