Port Elizabeth - Around 250 residents from Malabar Extension Six in Port Elizabeth have been told to pack their belongings, leave their shacks and relocate to a nearby service site where the metro has promised to build them new homes.
But the residents are up in arms and outright refused to relocate yet again.
On Monday they burnt tyres and protested against the proposed removal. A meeting was held at the Malabar Community Centre where residents were informed they would have to make the move.
Ward councillor Sharlene Davids told the African News Agency (ANA) on Tuesday that the whole process was being halted by residents who refused to relocate. Davids said that no houses were built as yet and explained that the houses would only get built once the residents occupied the service site area which is located near the Malabar Primary School.
But residents on Monday complained that they had no money nor materials to rebuild their shacks at the service site which is currently undergoing development of new roads.