07 March 2014
City of Cape
Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and
Security JP Smith said they are concerned about the levels of hostility and
violence that is brewing by the residents of Calorodo Park and
Siqalo Informal Settlement, which has been a subject of a land grab last
The protest action that have engaged
have angered the community members and prevented being get to work and we have
seen an incredible spike in crime in that road.
The city was called in Mayoral
Committee and the mayor to face the community in Colorado Park.
Smith says the land where the Siqalo
Informal Settlement is occupied is private land which means they are occupying
the land illegally.
Smith added that the problem is that
the residents are now demanding services from the city which is not
Smith explains some of the
interventions the city has come up with in this regard. We will put crush
stones along the side of the road to prevent the vehicles entering and exiting
the road illegally just causing a huge traffic exit as well as putting law
enforcement program on that road on 24 hours a day basis to ensure that we are
able to respond to crime. We are also
considering installing CCTV cameras in the area.
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