The traders are now appealing the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria judgment ordering them to vacate their trading space in 48 hours.
Lawyers for Human Rights attorney Louise du Plessis, their representative, said the legal challenge was made on the grounds that the matter was not urgent as pronounced by developers Isibonelo Property Services in court papers.
Du Plessis said the appeal was again seeking to reverse the judgment, on the basis that it was unclear as to whom it was issued against. She said the order was made against 29 informal traders, while there were at least 170 people still trading there.
She said traders would be left in the lurch should the court order be carried out in its current form. “There's no alternative for our clients. They'll now be left without a space for trading.”