Members of Reclaim the City are holding a 48 hour picket outside the Red House in Long Street‚ just outside Western Cape Premier Helen Zille’s office.
The demonstration which started on Monday comes just two days before Zille’s Western Cape Cabinet is expected to decide on the future of the contentious Tafelberg property.
The property was going to be sold to the Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School (PJJDS) for R135m until organisation Ndifuna Ukwazi petitioned the Western Cape High Court to intervene, calling for the site to be used for social housing.
Reclaim the City ‘s Ntombi Sambu explains the current lack of affordable housing has made it difficult for people working in the area to access the Cape Town city centre.
She says they are trying to highlight why it is important to address the current spatial planning inherited from apartheid.
I am one of them, we suffer everyday coming to work, going back home with transport and long queues and traffic on the way.— Ntombi Sambu, Reclaim the City
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