Bishop Lavis residents protest sale of seized property to suspected drug lords

Community members in the Cape Flats suburb of Bishop Lavis held a peaceful protest against the auctioning of a seized house to alleged drug kingpins.

The protest was led by NGO Gift of Choice who demonstrated over the sale of the property which was apparently seized by the State due to links with the drug trade.

Gift of Choice's founder Megan Scott explains that the the organisation had previously applied to the Bishop Lavis Development Forum (BDF) to have the house used as an education centre.

The house was originally used as a safe house... Sadly, it was drug lords bidding for the house again.

Megan Scott, founder of Gift of Choice

Scott advises that the BDF not respond to their request, instead, she says the property was auctioned off with alleged drug lords among the bidders.

"I believe the house went for R350 000", Scott says.

She explains that Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has promised to investigate after sending her a message.

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