Housing debacle divides De Waal Drive residents
More than 100 residents have reportedly been ordered to relocate to a development in Pelican Park.
CAPE TOWN - Some residents living in houses along De Waal Drive on Monday said a housing debacle has divided their previously close-knit community.
More than 100 residents have reportedly been ordered by the Department of Human Settlements in the Western Cape to relocate to a development in Pelican Park.
Tensions are running high in the community after some residents refused to sign a petition opposing the move.
Several disgruntled De Waal Drive residents gathered in the local park on Sunday to discuss what their next move would be.
Following a recent meeting with housing officials, residents claim they were given an ultimatum to pay a market related rent of up to R6,000 per month or move.
But some residents said the flats were shoddy and rentals too high.