Cape Town Anti-War Coalition condemns government
By Henry Booysen
21 September 2007
The Anti-War Coalition has condemned the government efforts to evict residents of Joe Slovo community into the Delft area. The Coalition has vowed to support the residents in their appeal for better service delivery.
The residents of Joe Slovo protested two weeks ago when they blocked the N2 highway and this led to authorities retaliating violently showering the residents with rubber bullets.
“The government has an obligation to provide them with adequate housing close to the places of work, their own freedom charter claims that slums shall be demolished, not slums thrown to the outskirts of the city,” says The Cape Town Ant-War Coalition’s Shaheed Mohamed.
The N2 gateway offers only housing to 1000 families while there are currently 6000 families currently residing in the Joe Slovo Settlement.