GroundUp: No more segregation, say District Six’s oldest evictees
Lead by two of District Six’s oldest surviving evictees, communities from across the Cape Flats, marched on the mayor’s offices on Wednesday. They demanded a dignified return to the city for families forcibly removed during apartheid. Organisers say that a much broader campaign against continuing trends of segregation and exclusion, which continue to plague the metro, must be the end goal.
Officially, the Wagners have waited for fifteen years for their land restitution claim to be processed, and acted upon. They lodged it in 2000.
These kinds of disappointments with the restitution process, are among the central grievances that District Six Working Committee chairman, Shahied Ajam, raised with Cape Town Mayor, Patricia De Lille’s assistant, Wilfred Solomons-Johannes, as they met on the steps of the Civic Centre, at around noon on Wednesday.
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