Five officials from Transport for Cape Town, the City’s transport authority, moved onto the site of erf 7309 this morning to demolish a dilapidated building in Hout Bay dubbed as the "White House".
This follows the decision by full Council yesterday to demolish the derelict and uninhabitable building that had become a crime hotspot, occupied by criminals.
Eye Witness News reporter, Natalie Malgas gives progress report:
According to Malgas an official application to have the building demolished was submitted in June last year. It took the City 14 months to finally cut thorough the red tape and demolish the building.
Currently there is no indication as to what will happen to the vacant plot although the residents believe it could soon be a danger zone.
Listen to the full conversation on the John Maytham Show: