Hangberg residents sign peace accord
Residents of Hangberg in Hout Bay and the City of Cape Town on Tuesday signed a peace and mediation accord...
Residents of Hangberg in Hout Bay and the City of Cape Town on Tuesday signed a peace and mediation accord over the areas redevelopment.
The agreement comes nearly a year after residents clashed violently with metro police who tried to evict them from the slopes of the sentinel.
Delon Egypt lost his eye when law enforcement officials shot at residents.
Earlier, he was seated next to Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille, signing a peace and mediation accord.
It is an agreement that includes a relocation process and housing development for the residents living within the fire break.
De Lille said it is a new beginning for the community.
The leadership group from Hangberg signed the agreement and maintained to build a prosperous future for their children.
Some stressed the agreement should not retract from the individual civil cases that are still pending, as the City has been served notices by about 20 individuals suing for personal injury.