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AEC: Backyard dwellers take their defiance campaign to social services

Gugulethu Anti-Eviction Campaign Press Alert
23 September, 2008 at 13h10 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Gugulethu — Backyard dwellers from Gugulethu, Nyanga and Langa have now decided to occupy the social services building in Gugulethu to protest against the city’s refusal to release empty land for landless residents of the area and also to highlight the government’s refusal to provide basic flood relief for backyard dwellers in the area.

The scene is tense and backyard dwellers of all ages remain defiant. Residents have already march to the MEC for Housing, attempted to occupy empty land three times, and march to the Mayor as well.

Say residents: we know that we deserve services, that wedeserve land, that we deserve housing. We vow to stay in the building distrupting services until the government agrees to support our demands.

We will not go down without a fight!
Amandla Ngawethu!

For more information, contact 078-5808-646

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For more, please visit the website of the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign at:
www.antieviction.org.za
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