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City 'not ordered' to provide accommodation for Bromwell Street residents

Last week residents were given a two-week reprieve after a meeting with Mayor Patricia de Lille.

Bromwell Street in Woodstock. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town says it's under no obligation to provide alternative accommodation to families facing eviction in Woodstock.

Last week residents were given a two-week reprieve after a meeting with Mayor Patricia de Lille.

Developers plan to build a parking lot in Bromwell Street.

De Lille has encouraged the 28 affected families to apply for homes at two social housing developments expected to be built in the next 18 months.

Her spokesperson Pierrinne Leukes says: "This is a court order eviction between private land owners and the tenants. The City of Cape Town was not ordered to provide alternative accommodation. The court found it to be a fair and equitable eviction. The mayor intervened in hopes of mediating between the owners and tenants, to find an amicable solution."

WATCH: _Bromwell Street residents speak out about their plight _