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City to appeal Singabalapha ruling<p>The City of Cape Town has instructed its lawyers to lodge an appeal against the ruling handed down by Acting Judge Selwyn Hockey in the Western Cape High Court on 6 October 2020.</p><p>The judgment interdicts the City from evicting the residents of the Singabalapha informal settlement and while the court found that the City is entitled to enforce the relevant by-laws, the implication of the findings is that law enforcement officers cannot pursue any further breaches of these by-laws at this site.<br><br>This is an untenable situation and for this reason, the City is obliged to apply for leave to appeal. <br>The judgment has ramifications for all residents.<br><br>The City's Law Enforcement, and other security departments, have been doing diligent work enforcing by-laws to ensure chaos doesn't ensue.<br><br>If the judgment stands, any attempts by the City to enforce the provisions of the by-law will be met with legal challenges with lawlessness as the result.<br><br>In addition, the applicants failed to meet the legal requirements for an interdict to be granted and as a matter of law, there is no basis for it. </p><p><strong>End</strong></p>2020-10-14T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#4bcb251f-1166-4a1c-8ee5-d33721046dec;L0|#04bcb251f-1166-4a1c-8ee5-d33721046dec|law enforcement;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#74f7580c-0ac3-4935-95e9-2b5a3943154c;L0|#074f7580c-0ac3-4935-95e9-2b5a3943154c|violence10

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