City of CT’s MyCiti construction plans may be halted

Wynberg and Plumstead residents, who claim to have never been consulted, are taking the city to court.

FILE: The application for an interdict to stop construction will be heard in September. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A plan by the City of Cape Town to move ahead with the MyCiti construction in the Southern Suburbs may be blocked due to a court case.

Councillors were on Wednesday meant to vote on the proposal to put out a tender for the design and construction of bus depots but a council sitting broke early due to an impasse.

A group of residents from Wynberg and Plumstead, who claim to have never been consulted about the project, are taking the city to court.

Councillors had been expected to vote on the proposal to tender for the construction of MyCiti bus depots but African National Congress (ANC) councillors objected to the item being discussed.

Council has taken a break to allow for ANC councillors to caucus about the objections.

The application for an interdict to stop construction will be heard in September.