Sir Lowry's Pass Village homes petro- bombed
One of the City of Cape Town’s housing projects has been dealt a massive blow.
CAPE TOWN - One of the City of Cape Town's housing projects has been dealt a massive blow.
Sixteen homes in the Sir Lowry's Pass Village Incremental Development Area (IDA) have been petrol bombed by protesters.
A further 100 units have been damaged in the chaos.
The city's Benedicta van Minnen says residents ran amok after authorities took steps to prevent the illegal occupation of the homes.
"This situation has dire consequences for the IDA project as the identified beneficiaries will have to wait for repairs to wait for the repairs to the units, which could take some time. It means that they will not be able to immediately take up their rightful opportunities."