Cape Town welcomes protest ruling

Johannesburg - The City of Cape Town on Tuesday welcomed the ruling by the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town in civil action against the Cape Town Informal Settlement organisation and its members.

The organisation failed to oppose the matter in court and a default ruling in excess of R55 000 was granted, the city said in a statement.

The city would apply to execute the court order.

On 30 October, stalls of several informal traders were robbed of both stock and money when an illegal protest took place in the city centre, the city's JP Smith said in a statement.

He said the city's property and infrastructure was also damaged.

"The judgment vindicates the city's position and that it paves the way for us to pursue costs against the remaining instigators linked to Seskhona for the costs that they caused through months of poo protests through their so-called 'informal settlements task team'," Smith said.

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On The Edge 2014-08-06 05:29:42 AM
Nou praat jy! Time to be held responsible for your actions... only in the WC though! Congrats, as this paves the way to start holding political parties and unions responsible for their members actions... I.e. for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, unfortunately, BooZanc'ers still need to come to terms with this... yes, so to the EFF'ers as they too will be taken to court as a consequence of their vandalist nature
GrantE 2014-08-06 06:07:31 AM
yes but its a civil case, How you going to get that type of money out of people that live in shacks and dont own any thing of value, rather go after their backers , the ANC.
Bradly Minnaar 2014-08-06 06:17:22 AM
Yip go after the anc, its their little orphan child anyway.
Hetty Oliver 2014-08-06 07:32:41 AM
You will have to SPELL it out to them, as they still carry their dangerous weapons which is also illegal.
Stephanes Heunis 2014-08-06 07:53:46 AM
THE WAY I SEE IT IA THAT ANY ORGANIZATION, AFFILIATION, UNION POLITICAL PARTY TO BE FOUND RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR STOLEN GOODS HAS REPRESENTATION IN PARLIAMENT OR PROVINCIAL LEGISLATION SHOULD PAY BY MEANS OFF A DEDUCTIONS OFF THEIR PARLIAMENT OR PROVINCIAL PARLIAMENT FEE.
Arie Vd Plaats933 2014-08-06 08:45:07 AM
dit moes lankal al gebeur het.
Edward Radingoana 2014-08-06 04:28:39 PM
Congratulations