Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Residents in court as CTCHC homes catch fire

While residents were doing battle in a packed Cape High Court courtroom over their refusal to pay for their homes, firefighters were battling to save some of the houses. A'eysha Kassiem investigates...

Partly funded by the City of Cape Town and the National Housing Finance Corporation, the Cape Town Community Housing Company (CTCHC) has taken legal action against the residents, as well as community leader, David Valentine, over the outstanding payments.

The embattled CTCHC has previously been in the line of fire for alleged construction defects in other low-cost housing developments. The case was postponed to February 16 after residents asked the court for more time to establish legal representation."I was at the high court when I got the call from neighbours that the house was on fire," said Gillian Davids.

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