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In what seems to have become a cruel pattern in Cape Town, the evictions of large numbers of people take place in the coldest months of winter and in virtually all those cases, the City of Cape Town's Metropolitan Municipality in some or other manner, to some degree, happens to be a stakeholder.

Cape Town’s largest social housing project, Steen Villa which has 700 Units, developed by SOHCO Property Investments, a Social Housing NGO on land leased from the City of Cape Town for R150 per annum.
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Acting Western Cape High Court Judge Leslie Weinkove who in February showed that he clearly has no clue or simply chooses to ignore the impact which Systemic & Structural Racism has on the majority of South Africa's population, especially the very poor who are being displaced in the case he was presiding over, has stepped down from presiding over the Bromwell Street Residents vs The City of Cape Town case.

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A judge in the Cape Town High Court on Tuesday displayed utter arrogance and such a blatant lack of empathy with a complete disregard for the poor that it raises concerns about how our judicial system is still frought with systemic racism.
Irrespective of the merits of the case, his attitude continues to uphold and is in fact a manifestation of the Systemic & Structural Racism which we need to eradicate.

In his spate of remarks, Judge Leslie Weinkove shows that he clearly has no clue or simply chooses to ignore the impact which Systemic & Structural Racism has on the majority of South Africa's population especially the poor who are being displaced in the case he is presiding over.

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Evicted Lefleur School residents' belongings out in the open while Joe Sellidon (yellow shirt) & Peter Marais (leather jacket) assess the situation. Photo by Renee Sellidon
Today is Mother's Day and while so many of us are celebrating this beautiful day, in Eerste River 32 mothers and their 61 children had to sleep outside in the rain last night.
The women were evicted by the WC provincial government from where they were living at the Lefleur School Shelter for Women on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Since Thursday a few Bruin Belange Beweging members under the leadership of former premier and retired politician, Peter Marais and gospel music stalwart Pastor Joe Sellidon, along with both their wives, Bonita Marais and Renee Sellidon, have been working hard trying to assist these women and children while also trying hard to get WC provincial government authorities to resolve the issues around the eviction of these vulnerable women and children.

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