Six acres returned
Author: Astrid Februarie
A family in Retreat celebrated the return of 6 acres of “stolen” land worth R5.6m last week.
Mayor Patricia de Lille lauded the Solomon family for their dedication in seeing their claim through to the end.The original claim was lodged by Juanita Solomon on behalf of her late parents, Isaac and Clara Solomon, who owned a vegetable and flower farm on the land.
She has been living three streets away from this parcel of land which her father was forced to surrender 54 years ago. She and her sister are Isaac and Clara’s only surviving children.
De Lille says last year the regional Land Claims Commission wrote to the City and asked them to release the land for restitution purposes.
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