100-year-old District Six claimant dies before getting permission to move into her new home

2022-01-26 10:26:00 PM

Shariefa Khan, the oldest District Six land claimant, died on Wednesday before she was able to move back to the area from which her family was forcefully removed.

Shariefa Khan, the oldest District Six land claimant, died on Wednesday before she was able to move back to the area from which her family was forcefully removed.

Shariefa Khan, the oldest District Six land claimant, died on Wednesday before she was able to move back to the area from which her family was forcefully removed.

“Mrs Khan would have turned 101 on April 25. Last April, she signed the papers to receive her new apartment in District Six as part of phase 3 of the restitution process. Her family spent some months making the unit more comfortable and disabled-friendly for her.

“Khan never received final permission to move in, as the national government is still fixing safety concerns and defects in the buildings.“The D6WC would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to the Khan family and share its utter grief and disappointment with not seeing Mrs Khan’s final wish of restitution being fulfilled.

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Last April, she signed the papers to receive her new apartment in District Six as part of phase 3 of the restitution process. Her family spent some months making the unit more comfortable and disabled-friendly for her. "CAF is aware of the incident that took place at Olembe Stadium during the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations fixture between hosts Cameroon and Comoros tonight, 24 January 2022," a statement from the Confederation of African Football read. “Khan never received final permission to move in, as the national government is still fixing safety concerns and defects in the buildings. National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Natasha Kara said Ntuli’s sentence relates to the murders he committed in the Nongoma area from 2015 to 2018. “The D6WC would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to the Khan family and share its utter grief and disappointment with not seeing Mrs Khan’s final wish of restitution being fulfilled. We are in constant communication with Cameroon government and the Local Organising Committee. “The D6WC championed her cause and fought hard for her final restitution which was fraught with difficulty. Selepe also handed in victim impact statements facilitated by court preparation officer Ntombi Chonco and compiled by members of the victims’ families,” said Kara.

We thank Mrs Khan for fighting the good fight until the end and supporting our court case which will bring restitution to many families like hers. Patrice Motsepe sent the General Secretary, Veron Mosengo-Omba, to visit the supporters in hospital in Yaounde. “All the statements alluded to the horrific and violent manner in which the victims were killed, with the family members saying Ntuli had no right to take the lives of their loved ones. The D6WC remains committed to seeking restitution for Mrs Khan’s children who are also elderly.” Khan was buried on Wednesday. Here are all the stadiums hosting the tournament in Cameroon: Share. Shariefa Khan, the oldest District Six claimant, was buried on Wednesday. Image: Supplied Khan, also fondly known as “Mama” or “Auntie Riefa”, was born in 1921 in Vryburg in the North West.

Her family moved to Cape Town in 1928, and lived in Muizenberg and later Kensington, where her father had the first halaal butchery in the area, before she married her husband Dawood Khan, an Indian migrant living in District Six. According to the committee, her parents were also Indian migrants. Khan had fond memories of living in the Bailey Flats in , close to the Avalon Bioscope. The couple had six children. TimesLIVE .