Cape Town mayor Dan Plato. Photo: Gallo Images
- Cape Town mayor wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to change the Disaster Management Act regulation preventing evictions, after alleged illegal occupations at a Cape housing complex.
- Social housing non-profit organisation, Communicare, alleged that its staff, security guards and tenants battled an alleged illegal occupation over the past weekend.
- The police say they are investigating complaints of trespassing.
Cape Town mayor Dan Plato wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to change the Disaster Management Act regulation preventing evictions, after the alleged illegal occupation of housing units in a complex managed by social housing organisation Communicare.
“Disaster regulations currently limit the ability of courts to grant eviction orders. This will add to Communicare’s challenge of dealing with the injustice of this building hijacking,” said Plato.
“I have called on President Ramaphosa to urgently change the regulations for the sake of the rule of law, the greater