Occupiers Of Old Age Home March To Civic Centre, Demand Housing

  |   Sanews

A group of about 40 backyarders and shack dwellers, part of Singabalapha (We belong here), marched from Arcadia Place to the Civic Centre on Tuesday to hand over a memorandum to Mayor Dan Plato, GroundUp reported.

They were part of a group of around 200 people who occupied the vacated Arcadia Place old age home for several weeks. The Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged owns the building.

The group of people was evicted on October 2. Since then, they have erected tents on the lawn and have been sleeping outside the home.

"We need low-cost houses in the CBD," said Yolanda Mjuza-Poqo, one of the Singabalapha organisers. "We can't be going from shack to shack, from stone to stone."

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