City calls for patience amid Imizamo Yethu re-blocking process

The City of Cape Town has pleaded with Imizamo Yethu to remain patient as officials embark on the re-blocking process.

Read: Imizamo Yethu residents flout City's orders, begin rebuilding

The City has been formulating a plan designed to re-arrange pathways and create space between informal structures.

This re-blocking (also known as super-blocking) process is in order to help prevent the spread of fires and make services more accessible in the future.

Also read: City halts shack rebuild to reblock Imizamo Yethu over coming months

While this has been underway, most residents have been staying in temporary accommodation.

However, a handful of locals have continued rebuilding their homes, possibly in violation of a court interdict obtained by the City, reports EWN's Monique Mortlock.

Rebuilding has been taking place... Most of the community members are adhering to what the City has been telling them.

Monique Mortlock, EWN reporter

Officials have asked residents to wait for the City to complete the super-blocking process before they rebuild their homes.

Mayor Patricia de Lille met with community leaders on Monday night to ask for continued cooperation, Mortlock says.

Take a listen to the EWN update:


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