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Group wants to reclaim what's left of District Six as Heritage site

The District 6 Working Committee (D6WC) has called for the landmark to be declared a heritage site.

This is in an effort to restore the community and prevent any further private development on the remaining 42 hectares of land which they have earmarked for restitution.

D6WC Chair Shahied Ajam has invited Capetonians to join a walk from the Grand Parade to District Six on Heritage Day (Saturday, 24 September).

The walk will start at 12 noon, and local supporters are encouraged to bring picnic baskets to have lunch on the open site.

Attendees will be joined by minstrels and former District Six residents.

We're going to make this count for the people of Cape Town, across the colour divide. We're going to show case the unity that we know exists in this city.

Shahied Ajam, former District Six resident and D6WC Chair

Ajam says dispossessed residents have been waiting for over 40 years for social justice.

D6WC represents 2 500 claimants petitioning for a restitution process in the area, in order for a housing development project to be completed.

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