Giving R2m plots to the poor in Cape Town is unfair - City

Jenni Evans, News24

Cape Town - It would be unfair to give the evicted Bromwell Street residents prime Cape Town land worth R2m when a state erf in Khayelitsha is only worth R200 000, a lawyer for the City of Cape Town said on Wednesday.

“The city believes this is neither sustainable, nor fair,” Karrisha Pillay said in the Western Cape High Court.

She was arguing against an application brought by 27 Bromwell Street, Woodstock, residents who were refusing to accept emergency accommodation in Wolwerivier, 28km from the homes they were evicted from to make away for a housing development.