Cato Crest Residents Take To The Streets


About 600 Cato Crest residents marched to the Metro Council's seat of power to vent their anger over the delay in development of their area. The march, which was led by the newly-formed Cato Crest Development Forum Executive Committee, presented a memorandum to Deputy Chairman of the Metro Council Housing Executive Committee, Farouk Meer.

The memorandum called on the Durban Metro to take over the development of Cato Crest from the CMDA, and to see to it that the construction of houses begins by February 1998.

Residents said they took to the streets because they have waited too long for development to happen.

"Everywhere around us we see development. People are getting new houses. What about us? It seems as if the people we voted for have forgotten us. Every day we are told that the RDP has poured money into development but we are yet to benefit," said the Chairman of the Development Forum, Conrad Buthelezi.

Farouk Meer who was on hand to meet the residents, said: "It is encouraging to see people exercising their democratic right to march if they feel that those who they voted for seem to neglect them."

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