[DEBATE] : Another Woodstock family of 11 with babies camping on the street after eviction
Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign
wcantievictioncampaign at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 13:29:30 GMT 2008
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From: Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign <wcantievictioncampaign at gmail.com>
Date: Feb 9, 2008 3:26 PM
Subject: Press Statement: Another Woodstock family of 11 with babies camping
on the street after eviction
Saturday 9th February 2008
WOODSTOCK, CAPE TOWN - The family of Ursula Jones has been sleeping on
Cornwall Street in Lower Woodstock since Thursday 7th February 2008 after
four vans of police, including Captain Japhta from Woodstock Police Station,
The family comprises of Ursula's two elderly parents, her four siblings, and
four children - the youngest aged two months old and three years old.
The family are essentially victims of the gentrification sweeping Cape Town
as a result of the ANC and DA's desire to turn Cape Town into a
mini-Europe/playground of the rich/place for rich white people only.
The family paid their R1500 per month rent on time every month for about
nine years. Suddenly the owner decided to make a quick buck and sold the
house. The new owner has evicted them.
While this might not be unlawful, it is certainly unjust. The family is very
poor and the State should accommodate them instead of leaving them at the
mercy of market forces.
The family can be found sleeping with all their belongings on 27 Cornwall
Street (near Gympie Street), Lower Woodstock.
For more information please call Ursula Jones on 073 0064729
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