Joe Slovo informal settlement in Cape Town facing eviction

Report by Martin Legassick
Published: 24/09/07

previous report and photos

Cdes,

Today (Thurs 20 Sept) Lindiwe Sisulu, housing minister, Richard Dyantyi, provincial MEC for housing and Thubalisha homes got an eviction order against Joe Slovo residents, the subject of the article and the photos I referred you to recently.

This is apartheid-style forced removals, now on the basis of wanting to evict the poor to the outskirts of Cape Town to make way for the better off, rather than on the basis of race. It is no less dictatorial. The order will be resisted, in courts and through direct action in Joe Slovo.

Can comrades please send protests as follows (with copies to me at mlegassi@iafrica.com)

Lindiwe Sisulu
Minister of Housing,
Private Bag X654,
PRETORIA
0001
Phone: +27 12 421-1309
email: mareldia@housing.gov.za

Lindiwe Sisulu,
Private Bag X9029
CAPE TOWN
8000
Phone: +27 21 466-7600

Richard Dyantyi
Private Bag X9076,
CAPE TOWN, 8000
Phone: 27 21 483 4466
email: shmajiet@pgwc.gov.za

Prince Xhanthi Sigcawu,
General Manager Thubelisha
129 Bree Street
Cape Town
8001
Western Cape
Phone: 27 21 487-9200
email: jerimiat@thubelisha.co.za

Comradely,

Martin