The City of Cape has condemned the violence which
erupted in Blikkiesdorp yesterday.
The residents are up in arms over the plans by
Airports Company of South Africa to develop parts of the airport zone which
would mean the community would have to be relocated.
The city said the proposal would affect some
communities located in the airport safety zone.
Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements
Benedicta van Minnen said the City of Cape Town is currently investigating what
options are available for possible future relocation of Blikkiesdorp, as a
result of the agreement with ACSA.
Van Minnen said this is a complicated process that
would involve a land swap as well as rezoning and will take several years to
“The City of Cape Town will be consulting with the
people of Blikkiesdorp about future moves, and at this point any action is premature
and it is simply fueled by the narrow agendas of a few” Van Minnen added.
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