Residents submit memorandum against Chappies toll

A civic organisation continued to protest against the Chapman's Peak toll plaza on Sunday.

Resident Fiona Hinds is against the ongoing construction of a toll plaza at Chapman's Peak. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

Cape Town - A civic organisation continued to protest against the Chapman's Peak toll plaza on Sunday.

The "Protect the Chapman's Peak Movement" took to the streets of Hout Bay, in protest of the R54 million project.

Activist Bronwen Lankers-Byrne, who earlier embarked on a two-week hunger strike against the construction of the toll plaza, said she would not rest until the project is discontinued.

She led a protest of about 200 people on Sunday morning. 

She also handed over a memorandum to the Department of Public Works, demanding that Western Cape Premier Helen Zille respond to her questions about the viability of the project.

Meanwhile, the matter is expected to play out in court at the end of May. 

An urgent application was opened at the Western Cape High Court in April, to stop the construction of the toll plaza.

The applicant, the Hout Bay Residents' Association (HBRA), has said the project cannot continue until Parliament de-proclaims a portion of land that was part of the Table Mountain National Park.