Durban Residents Turn to Concourt to Tear Down High-Rise 'Monstrosity'

Tania Broughton, News24 Correspondent

Durban - The developers of the controversial high-rise apartment block on Durban’s Berea had, through the “illegal rezoning” of the property, profited to the tune of about R150m through the subsequent increase in the value of the site and income from the sales of more units.

On the other hand, neighbours argue in papers lodged with the Constitutional Court on Monday, the “disfigurement” of the area meant they had collectively suffered a loss of R26m through the depreciation in value of their properties.

The neighbours are making a final legal bid to get the building, in Currie Road, torn down. They have also applied to the court for permission to appeal a recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) which found in favour of the developers, Serengeti Rise Industries.