Athlone residents have launched a campaign against the imminent closure of the historic Catholic Welfare and Development (CWD) building in Lawrence Road.
The non-governmental organisation has been operating in Cape Town since 1970 and the building has been used for community outreach programmes.
On Wednesday Archbishop of Cape Town, Stephen Brislin said any closure needs his approval and that 'won't be happening'.
Speaking to John Maytham on the Afternoon Drive, Shaheed Mahomed from the Save the Athlone Cultural Hub campaign said they are overjoyed by the statement from the archbishop.
The Catholic Welfare and Development has become a hub of cultural and community upliftment.— Shaheed Mahomed , Save the Athlone Cultural Hub campaign
We hope that if all parties could sit down and discuss the matter, I believe we could all reach an agreement.— Shaheed Mahomed , Save the Athlone Cultural Hub campaign
Catholic Welfare and Development has reportedly racked up large debts due to mismanagement.
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