Durban - One of Durban's much loved markets, the I Heart Market which operates on the lawns outside the Moses Mabhida Stadium, is being forced to move after the eThekwini Municipality hiked their rent by more than 600 percent.
The organisers were forced to scramble this week to find an alternate venue for this week's market with Jonsson Kings Park Stadium coming to their rescue.
On the markets Facebook page the organisers claim that they were in the process of negotiating a new lease with the city to continue trading on the lawns outside the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
"The rental went up from R6 508 to R 48 300 with 12 days notice. There is no way possible that we are able to cover this additional rental and so we have moved. We just dont know where our new home will be," the statement said.
But then they were handed a lifeline when the Jonsson Kings Park stadium offered them a new lease.