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Albert Road evictions: Residents vow to continue fight for accommodation

The lawyer representing the affected Woodstock residents, Mark Owen, says that the court case, which was heard on Thursday is not focused on opposing the eviction order as there is no basis for that.

Albert Road (in Woodstock) residents in the Cape Town magistrates Court on 28 June 2017 to oppose an eviction order. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Woodstock residents facing eviction will be back in court next month to hear whether the City of Cape Town can help them.

Fifty Albert Road residents were served with eviction notices in March and April, after a dispute with the landlord over rent.

The landlord has refuted the residents' claims of a verbal agreement allowing them to use their rent money to fix damages caused by a shop fire in 2014.

The lawyer representing the affected Woodstock residents, Mark Owen, says that the court case, which was heard on Thursday is not focused on opposing the eviction order as there is no basis for that.

Owen says they want the court to decide on a "just and equitable" date for eviction, should it go forward, and for the municipality to intervene.

"The municipality would need to assist with looking and determining if there is alternative accommodation and if accommodation is available, when it is available and whether it is acceptable."

Resident Charmaine Marcus says that although their future is uncertain, they will continue fighting for the city to provide them with temporary accommodation in or near Woodstock.

"Even if the council can give us containers, we will be grateful for that because everybody is working here, we have children that go to school here..."

The landlord's lawyer, Ahmed Ebrahim, says the eviction stems from the failure to pay rent, which the tenants had been informed of.