Saturday, March 18, 2006

Shack owners rebuild after demolition operation

About 500 residents of Hillview at Steenberg in the South Peninsula are disregarding authorities and have begun rebuilding their shacks after members of the Cape Town municipality and police demolished their structures this morning.

Residents are adamant that they will not move from a piece of land which they say was given to them by the council. Since early this morning authorities have moved in and demolished about 50 shacks which were built last night. Residents say they have no place to stay and are living in backyard dwellings where they have to pay huge amounts in rent each month. SABC

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