Nomzamo rebuild hasn't started

Nomzamo shack dwellers have not started to reconstruct their homes after forced evictions took place.

Children in Nomzamo searching through rubble trying to source material to rebuild their house on 13 June 2014. Picture: Carmel Loggenberg/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Residents of the Nomzamo informal settlement in Strand have still not started rebuilding their homes after being evicted earlier this month.

Many have been living in the Nomzamo community hall since they were forcibly removed from their homes, due to a court interdict obtained by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral.)

It's understood the roads agency intends to build roads on the privately owned land and Nomzamo residents had to be removed because they were squatting illegally.

The community has since been allowed to temporarily return to the Sanral-owned land but construction on their homes has not yet begun.

A pregnant19-year-old girl, who is among dozens living in the community hall, says while her peers play games she is preoccupied with concerns about whether her shack will be built before her baby arrives.

She is also worried about grade 11 exams.

"I don't have books and I am so worried because I don't even know if I am going to pass this term."

She is nine months pregnant and says she has no necessities for her unborn child.

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