BoKaap chaos spills onto streets as residents block developers

Nov 21st, 2018 Sandisiwe Ntemeza 961 Views

CAPE TOWN: Chaos unfolded on Tuesday morning in Lion Street, Bo-Kaap, when angry residents of the area blocked a Blok crane from entering the neighbourhood.

Earlier this year, Bo-Kaap Youth Movement (BKYM) spearheaded protests against property developers in Bo-Kaap, claiming they were entrenching gentrification and eroding their heritage.

Since then the group split and its remaining leadership – Adnaan Oesman, Mujahid Hartley and Achmad Siraj Leggett – held talks with Blok.