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Lobby group slams DA over development projects

Organisations in disagreement with some of the City of CT’s projects say the poor are being ignored.

Picture: capetown.gov.za

CAPE TOWN - Lobby groups in disagreement with some of the City of Cape Town's development projects say the poor are being ignored.

The African National Congress's (ANC) Cape Town mayoral candidate Xolani Sotashe, joined by former Western Cape premier Ebrahim Rasool, held a public meeting in Wynberg last night over issues relating to gentrification.

Various groups attended the meeting, including the South Road Families' Association, that's has been campaigning against the City over its proposed evictions of dozens of families in Wynberg to make way for a MyCiti bus route.

The association's Laurie Peregrino says: "It's the DA's responsibility to look after the poor but instead of that, they're going the gentrification route, whereby they're displacing poor people, putting them further out of the peripheries of the towns, further away from opportunities and that's oppression all over again."