Wynberg families threaten with court action over new MyCiti bus routes

2015-01-27 10:54
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Cape Town - More than 26 families in Wynberg, Cape Town, have warned that they will see their case go to court if the City of Cape Town continues to demolish houses in order to make way for a new MyCiti bus route to be built. 

The properties and land, which the residents rent from the City of Cape Town, is earmarked for the construction of a new MyCiTi bus route, which will run through Kayalitsha, Mitchell's Plain and Wynberg.

The upset residents compared the demolitions, which has already started, to the forced removals which occurred during apartheid.

They have formed a group named South Road Families' Association, and say that they believe the court system will agree with them in that you cannot sacrifice family homes to build a road, reports eNCA

The City of Cape Town's plan to construct the road in Wynberg was approved in 2002, and forms part of the second phase of the MyCiti bus service expansions. 

The MyCiTi services has been operating in Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha since July 2014. According to the MyCiti website this service is not meant to replace existing public transport but to offer a top-up service to provide extra capacity.

The Khayelitsha route (D01) starts in Kuyasa with several stops before travelling along the N2 to Civic Centre station. Buses currently use temporary stops at Vuyani, Charles Mokoena, Steve Biko, D Nyembe, Tutu, Dibana and Lindela. 

The Mitchells Plain route (D03) from the Town Centre to Civic Centre station in central Cape Town is a direct route with no stops along the way. In the opposite direction, from Civic Centre station to Mitchells Plain, buses stop at Sesame, Marguerite, Kerrem and Pontiac before reaching the Mitchells Plain stop in the Town Centre. 

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