The company bought the properties from 120 to 128 Bromwell Street from a Lewis family, and since then it has attempted to evict more than 20 families.
Ten families have moved, some to the Cape Flats. Others are illegally occupying the disused Woodstock Hospital premises. Now, after three years, there are fewer than 10 families left fighting the evictions and hoping for the best outcome of their pending eviction court case.
Charnell Commando, spokesperson for the Bromwell Street residents, said the remaining families refused to move for the sake of their children and their proximity to health and educational facilities.
“Gentrification has destroyed our lives and has broken down what was a loving and united community,” she said.