Category: HOUSING

‘MY HOUSE, MY LIFE WAS TORCHED’ – CAPE TOWN MAN AFTER VIOLENT EVICTIONS AT SOCIAL HOUSING COMPLEX (VIDEO)

Eye Witness News

Residents from the social housing complex Steenvilla in Steenberg protested against an attempted eviction. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN


CAPE TOWN – A Steenberg resident says that she lost all her belongings during chaotic evictions at a social housing complex in the area.

Shafiekah Behardien’s apartment was torched on Monday when residents clashed with police and security guards at Steenvilla.

The Social Housing Company (SOHCO) had secured a court order to evict 22 families who were in arrears.

Behardien says her family was not among those who were to be evicted.

“When I got there everything was burnt to ashes. My house, my life was torched. Everything single thing was torched. I don’t understand why people would do this. We are not affiliated to the eviction in any way.”

WATCH: Renewed protests in Steenvilla over planned evictions

PHOTO: Residents from the social housing complex Steenvilla in Steenberg protested against an attempted eviction. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN
%d bloggers like this: