Two years ago, Currie Court caught fire and now it has been home to vagrants and criminals. The City’s law enforcement agencies have been warning vagrants and criminals not to occupy the building.
The owners of the building have recently approached, the City and declared the plans to renovate the burnt-down building.
Towards the end of 2021, Judge Murray Lowe gave the owners of the building 180 days for the building to be either renovated, condemned or demolished.
Municipal Spokesperson Samkelo Ngwenya said the Metro was determined to rid the structure of its ills as it was den for illegal activities since it was burnt down.
“The building is not only an eyesore since it’s located in a busy beachfront road that we have just renovated but also is a danger to locals as continuous usage in such a state can lead to a disaster.”
“Whilst we understand that residents want to see this resolved speedily, we are mindful of the fact that we should follows the Bylaws to the latter.”
“We have been undertaking various operations in this and other similar structures and today’s evictions speak action into our plans of reclaiming our City.”