[cape_town] - Commemoration of forced District 6 removals 'celebration of things to come'

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Cape Town – Commemorating the forced removals of District Six residents 53 years ago was different this time around for hundreds of claimants.

The minister of rural development and land reform was expected to present a plan in two weeks' time, which outlines a new mechanism to speed up the restitution process.

The District Six Working Committee hosted hundreds of people at the Castle of Good Hope to commemorate 53 years since District Six was declared a “whites-only” area.

By 1982 more than 60 000 people had been forcibly removed from the area to barren outlying areas on the Cape Flats, and every year February 11 was a sad day for families....

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