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Family joy for land

04 August 2015

The Davids family walk with mayor Patricia de Lille on the four hectares of land that was handed back to them after 50 years. The family lost the land during apartheid. PHOTO: Chevon Booysen

The Davids family walk with mayor Patricia de Lille on the four hectares of land that was handed back to them after 50 years. The family lost the land during apartheid. PHOTO: Chevon Booysen

By Chevon Booysen

A family from Lotus River is overjoyed after getting back the land they lost during apartheid.

The Davids family, who were relocated right across the road from the land, says they are overjoyed to finally have the four-hectare piece of land, valued at R1.8m, back.

The handover by the City of Cape Town was done on the piece of land, on the corner of Bays Water Road and Sixth Avenue, on Tuesday last week with mayor Patricia de Lille. The ceremony was bitter sweet as the original claimants, couple Garaniesa and Doud Davids, passed away years ago.

Read the full article from News24.

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