Wolwerivier residents evicted, accused of illegally occupying emergency units

The City of Cape Town has evicted people it says are illegally occupying emergency housing units in Wolwerivier near Atlantis.

Residents say they moved into the empty units because they had been waiting for housing since 2015.

Eyewitness News reporter Monique Mortlock was on the scene.

Mortlock says she received a call from a community leader who has lived in the temporary relocation area where some residents have occupied the homes for nearly nine years.

Listen to the full report below...

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