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Sunday, January 23, 2005

Homeward trek for the people apartheid exiled

A multiracial Cape Town district bulldozed in 1966 is now being recreated

Jeevan Vasagar, Sunday January 23, 2005, The Observer

A thick white cloud unfurls from the peak of Table Mountain as a swirling stream of blood runs into the gutter by the Zeenatul mosque. Worshippers throng outside the green-domed mosque, where sheep are being slaughtered for the Muslim festival of Eid, as they have done for decades. When apartheid's bulldozers came to level District Six, the places of worship were the only buildings spared. But on the battered hillside where a multiracial community was supposed to be reborn, there is little sign of a renaissance.

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