Gugulethu residents demand housing

Gugulethu shack dwellers took to the streets on Friday to demand housing.

Eyewitness News

As thousands commemorated Freedom Day on Friday one group of residents in Gugulethu were hardly in a celebratory mood, as backyard dwellers protested for better homes.

Hundreds of shacks in the back and front yards of Gugulethu houses were clearly visible as the small group of protestors made their way down one of the roads.

The demonstrators were holding up placards cut out from cardboard boxes.

They were demanding houses, as some have lived in shacks all their lives.

They claimed they were waiting for government to free them from having to endure inhumane living conditions.