Protests in­ten­sify in Imizamo Yethu

Cape Argus - - METRO - Staff Re­porter

VI­O­LENT protests con­tin­ued yes­ter­day in Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay as res­i­dents erected il­le­gal struc­tures.

The protests erupted af­ter the struc­tures were re­moved by po­lice on Sun­day. The un­rest is also re­lated to a need for land in the com­mu­nity.

JP Smith, Mayco mem­ber for Safety and Se­cu­rity, said: “Peo­ple started putting up il­le­gal struc­tures on land ad­ja­cent to Imizamo Yethu and law en­force­ment acted to re­move the struc­tures, fol­low­ing which pub­lic vi­o­lence erupted with the land in­vaders at­tempt­ing to block­ade roads.”

Malusi Booi, Mayco mem­ber for Hu­man Set­tle­ments, said: “This land is for planned de­vel­op­ment. The City does not have the re­sources to cater to newly formed set­tle­ments at the ex­pense of planned ser­vice pro­vi­sion.” |

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