Khoisan activists face eviction

A BITTER legal battle is looming between the Khoisan community and the Western Cape government over a heritage site dating back to the 1500s.

Activists from the aboriginal group occupied the main hall of the Oude Molen Eco Village in Pinelands, Cape Town, on May 16.

They claim it forms part of their ancestral Gorinaqua Kraal and have vowed not to leave until the government hands back the land.

Yesterday about 30 people lay on mattresses inside the dilapidated hall while a big fire, which is customary to the Khoisan belief, burnt outside. They said they intended to divide the hall into an information centre and offices. - Philani Nombembe

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