Residents along De Waal Drive oppose eviction order

More than 100 people were ordered to relocate to a development in Pelican Park.

FILE: Some residents say they had a gloomy Easter long weekend after receiving eviction orders late last week. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Residents living in houses along De Waal Drive in Cape Town say they will oppose an eviction order issued against them.

More than 100 residents on the drive have been ordered to relocate to a development in Pelican Park as early as the end of the month.

Some residents say they had a gloomy Easter long weekend after receiving eviction orders late last week.

Visibly distressed, with tears in her eyes, an elderly resident says she is too worried to even sleep.

The woman says she has lived in the area for more than four decades.

Disgruntled locals believe they've been strong-armed into moving to Pelican Park, an area which they say has a high crime rate and poor medical facilities.

Community members are expected to meet with provincial government officials at a nearby school later today.