[cape_town] - City reins in minstrel association with court interdict

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Cape Town – The City of Cape Town obtained an interdict against the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association (CTMCA)/CCCEC and its member troupes in the Western Cape High Court today.

The interdict prevents the CTMCA from holding any event and/or function at any stadium or venue, whether City-owned or not, without first obtaining prior written regulatory approval to do so.

Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith said: "The City was forced to take this route in response to the CTMCA’s continued disregard for national legislation and City by-laws.

"On Saturday, 26 January 2019, the association left a sanctioned event in Ravensmead and forced its way into the Belhar sports ground to hold an illegal event. We have subsequently laid criminal charges against Pot Stemmet and the board of the CTMCA....

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