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Bromwell Street residents ask court for eviction postponement

The court was to rule on whether the City of Cape Town has a constitutional responsibility to assist them to find suitable accommodation.

Bromwell Street residents protest against their evictions. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Bromwell Street residents facing eviction from their Woodstock homes have requested a postponement in the Western Cape High Court.

The court was to rule on whether the City of Cape Town has a constitutional responsibility to assist them with suitable accommodation.

Advocate Sheldon Mugardie represents the Bromwell Street residents.

He's requested a postponement of a few weeks.

The residents are waiting on answers to applications for social housing.

Advocate Karrisha Pillay represents the City of Cape Town and has not objected to the postponement.

Pillay has submitted an order to force the applicants to apply to all social housing options available across Cape Town.

Lawyer for property developer, The Woodstock Hub, Advocate Ross Randall has objected to the postponement, saying his clients fear the matter could drag on even longer.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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