Saturday, February 17, 2007

Houtbay forced removals (again !) on the cards ?

DA councillor, Marga Hayword. is suggesting forced removals of black and coloured communitities from Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg. This article is in the latest Mail&Guardian.
Let me qoute quickly from Pearlie Joubert's article, ' More than 90% of all the residents in Imizamo Yethu live in shacks, as do half of the 8000 coloured residents of Hangberg. Hayword's proposed removal of preople will not only affect the homeless in Imizamo Yethu, but also more than 4000 people living in plastic and wooden shacks in the coloured township of Hangberg. The DA got a massive boost from Hangberg community during this by-election, tripling its support'.

How do we explain this: coloured communities vote for councillors and then these same elected politicians turn around and turn on them- what a disgrace ... or is there someone down there in the Houtbay ( Hangberg area) who knows what is going on ?

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