City Of Cape Town Evicts Illegal Businesses

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CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town has evicted illegal businesses and occupiers from its land at 114 Military Road, Steenberg on Monday.

“This eviction of the illegal businesses, which includes a scrap metal dealer, is a huge win for the City after two decades of court applications,” said the City.

The City said it finally got the eviction orders from the courts after a long conducted battle; “the City’s eviction applications were secured after a long battle conducted through the courts and brings closure to this matter.”

The City maintained that the person who occupied the land had done so unlawfully and will have to face the law; “despite the City twice instituting eviction applications in the Magistrate’s Court, and the main respondent agreeing in the first proceedings to an order requiring him to vacate the property, he has remained in unlawful occupation and erected various unauthorised structures on the property.”