The City of Cape Town’s Graffiti Unit says that the murals on the corner of Sussex and Albert Roads in Woodstock were illegal and have all been painted over.
Community suspicion was raised yesterday, as it appeared that only the mural depicting the call for Palestine’s liberation had been erased.
The City’s Law Enforcement spokesperson, Wayne Dyason says that people wishing to paint murals in these spaces must apply for a permit.
Eyewitness and tour-guide, Juma Mkwela, says that its disappointing that a mural with such an important message had been removed from Woodstock.
It depicted several symbols of Palestinian resistance.
This as some feel that the murals had added much needed colour and social commentary to Woodstock.
Now further questions are being raised about why the City had removed the murals when the plot is privately owned.
Development on that land has been delayed after a heritage impact assessment had been conducted.
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