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SJC court case postponed

Members of the SJC were arrested while protesting against poor sanitation services last week.

Members of the SJC were arrested while protesting against poor sanitation services last week. Picture: RSC Inc.

CAPE TOWN - The court case against 21 Social Justice Coalition (SJC) activists has been postponed to 23 October for further investigation.

The group, including activist Zackie Achmat, appeared in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

They were arrested after protesting outside the Cape Town Civic Centre last week against poor sanitation services in Khayelitsha.

The SJC's Dustin Kramer said, "We're engaging with the mayor's office in terms of the status of the meeting between the SJC and the City of Cape Town. But we still expect the mayor to honour her commitments in terms of the process of the development of the plan for the janitorial service."

The city's Ernest Sonnenberg has however reiterated officials are willing to meet with the coalition next month.

Last week he deemed the group's demonstration a publicity stunt.

"The position of the city remains the same. We're waiting for them to respond, therefore the ball is in their court."