The District Six Working Committee has penned an open letter to the City to officially change the name of Keizersgracht Street to Hanover Street.
“Hanover Street was the lifeblood and soul of the area (that) the street residents became familiar with. I grew up in Hanover Street and I was always so offended when they decided to rename the street,” said committee chairperson Shahied Ajam.
“This renaming will mark the start of the healing process for the people of District Six. With the judgement of the court case coming up, we need to start healing.”
The committee is locked in a battle with the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform for its failure to provide restitution to District Six claimants since 1998.