Khomasdal Pietersen

What is affected
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 20 May 2003
Region AFA [ Africa anglophone ]
Country Namibia
Location Khomasdal Pietersen flats

Affected persons

Total 30
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution


Forced eviction

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative

Thirty people were forcibly evicted due to the demolition of the Khomasdal Pietersen flats in Windhoek in May 2003. Although some families slept on the pavement outside their homes waiting for the municipality to provide them with alternative accommodation based on an earlier agreement, the City’s executive management committee declared that “all decisions taken on the matter have already been executed.”

Lindsay Dentlinger, “Where to for Pietersen Flats tenants?,” The Namibian (21 May 2003); Lindsay Dentlinger, Time Runs Out for Pietersen Flats Tenants,” The Namibian (20 May 2003).

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