Tuesday, July 02, 2024

City of Cape Town to evict families living at Pentech housing development

The City of Cape Town is planning to evict the nine families who have been living at the Pentech housing development since May 2021.

A Belhar family, who illegally occupied one of nine houses at a housing complex in the area, says the structures were vandalised and left vacant for almost three years before they moved in.

The city's eviction application is now reserved, and even though these families have been offered alternative accommodation, the families are refusing to move.

Bradley Jacobs, who occupies one of the houses with his family, said when they moved in three years ago, the houses were skeleton structures.

"There was nothing. No taps, electrical cables, no doors, no windows. When we moved in, we had to barricade the windows." Said Bradley Jacobs, one of the peoples who occupy the houses.

The city has offered the families accommodation in Elsies River, but Isaacs said the desired outcome would be to continue living at the complex.

Done By: Elona Sibunzi 


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