District Six: 'I came home to find a bulldozer standing at the front door'

Today marks 50 years after the apartheid government declared District 6 a white’s only area under the Group Areas Act.

More than 60,000 of its residents were forcibly removed in the 1970s by the apartheid regime.

Its people were relocated to the Cape Flats township complex about 25 kilometres away from what they’ve always known as their home. The old houses were bulldozed.

Former residents of District Six share their painful memories of when they were forcibly removed from their homes with CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson.

Listen to the full conversation on the Pippa Hudson Show:

When I hear the name district six being mentioned my heart bleeds. I can remember vividly that when I came back there was a big bulldozer standing in front of my home and my mother said to me they want to bulldoze the house

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