Mayhem in Cape Town

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                           As the World prepares to swing its attention away from Thierry Henry, the Irish, David Beckham etc etc on to Cape Town for the FIFA World Cup 2010 draw, we received this news grab:

“Land Grab – Squatters shacks set up on Sea Point Beachfront lawns yesterday.
They had erected shacks on the lawns opposite Bordeaux and Ocean View flats in Beach Road.

Radio station, TV crews and the local Police in heated discussions.
Chickens in portable coops, a barrel braai on the go, and lots of “afena wethu boere” language!
Local residents in irate mood, shouting about rights, property values, you name it!
They had some document showing entitlement dating back to Queen Victoria who granted rights to the descendants of Adam Kok, leader of the Griquas in the late 1800’s, and more settlements would follow in the next two weeks.”

Fortunately Sepp Blatter will be staying at the One and Only and won’t see them.

Or will we have an apartheid era District Six bulldozer revival? I love the sign for the Taxi in the first pic below.

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[thanks Simon K]

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