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City of Cape Town committed to fixing Hout Bay housing

Saturday 8 July 2017 08:35

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Residents of Hout Bay have been protesting, demanding adequate housing.

Residents of Hout Bay have been protesting, demanding adequate housing.(SABC)

The City of Cape Town has committed itself to clear a piece of land in Hout Bay to accommodate victims of the fire that devastated parts of the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement in March.

This follows violent protests by affected residents who are now staying on a local sports ground.

They want to be moved to a site with housing, electricity and water.

Mayoral spokesperson, Zara Nicholson, says they're busy verifying the details of residents who have occupied the land illegally.

Nicholson says: "The City's priority is to clear the land, as agreed with the community - where people are in the way of the road that is being built and as a result blocking and slowing down the development."

She says the movement of these residents will enable the City to construct and install the bulk services infrastructure.

"We also want to re-insure the community the same way we have been working with them and any decision will be discussed with the community by the
Mayor's office as was done in the past," adds Nicholson.

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