Hangberg residents demand to meet De Lille

Some residents have threatened to embark on protest action if De Lille fails to address them.

 FILE: The Hout Bay Civic Association says Hangberg residents are desperately seeking to meet with Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille to discuss issues dealing with land and housing. Picture: Chanel September/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Hout Bay Civic Association says Hangberg residents are desperately seeking to meet with Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille to discuss issues dealing with land and housing.

The association's Roscoe Jacobs says some residents have threatened to embark on protest action if de Lille fails to address them.

The disgruntled community took to the streets in violent protests last month, after a resident was arrested for allegedly building structures illegally along the firebreak.

At the time, residents told Eyewitness News chaos is inevitable as the community is desperate for houses.

Jacobs says residents reject the Peace and Mediation Forum, elected to represent residents in talks with authorities because it failed to consult with them.

"If any decision was taken, it was done so by the forum without the community."