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NAME: PATRICIA ‘AUNTY PAT’ DE LILLE
ADDRESS: An undisclosed location in Pinelands, Cape Town
WANTED TO ANSWER FOR HER INVOLVEMENT IN:
The provision of unsafe and unhealthy public toilets in informal settlements.
Disregarding thousands of budget submissions from residents of Khayelitsha.
Continually flouting the public’s constitutional right to participation in decisions that directly affect communities.
Making decisions that result in the eviction of citizens.
Financing advertising campaigns instead of developing plans to deal with racism, gangsterism, drugs, and violence against women and children.
Making public statements that have been proven to be fabrications.
The sale of large tracts of prime public property to private property developers.
The disproportionate allocation of resources.
The promotion and maintenance of white privilege.
DESCRIPTION: A political chameleon and an alleged man-eater with a corruptible moral centre and a penchant for surrounding herself with middle-aged white males; a respected and feared female house-niggeress, desperate to ‘be the madam’! APPROACH WITH EXTREME CAUTION
Wanted for his involvement in wide scale evictions; wasteful expenditure; and prioritizing the interests of the wealthy.
NAME: BRETT ‘HERRONVOLK’ HERRON
ADDRESS: An undisclosed location in Ward 57, Cape Town
WANTED TO ANSWER FOR HIS INVOLVEMENT IN:
The ongoing, wide-scale eviction and displacement of long standing, poor residents in Woodstock, Salt River and Zonnebloem.
The wasting of millions of rands on non-essential projects.
Giving priority to the interests of wealthy developers over those of lower income, working class citizens and tenants.
Imposing decisions that imapct communities without public consultation.
Attempting to evict families along South Road to make way for a MyCITI route.
DESCRIPTION: A known social butterfly with an insatiable compulsion advance his career and a pathological bias toward protecting the interests of the wealthy and disregarding the needs of the poor; intolerant, arrogant, patronizing and delusional. DO NOT APPROACH!
Woodstock Live is punted as an opportunity to establish an environment for creative expression and engagement through spontaneous and meaningful cultural conversations and innovative ideas to promote artistic integrity. The organisers go on to say that they ‘acknowledge the past and celebrate the evolution of Woodstock, striving for an inclusive approach between creative industry, local residents, business and community.
This may sound very grand to the unenlightened but what all of the fancy talk boils down to is the continuing legitimization of the gentrification process which has seen hundreds of families being evicted from the area. Tickets for this sham are going for between R80 for learners (accompanied by an adult) and R130 per adult at the gate. The organizers don’t seem to see the irony of talking about an inclusive approach when most local residents cannot afford to attend an event in a public park to which their access is slowly but steadily being limited.