Anger As Case Over R61 Million 'Monstrosity' Stalls Again

Tania Broughton, News24 Correspondent

Durban - Residents of Berea in Durban, are furious that a crucial court case before the Supreme Court of Appeal involving the legality of an almost completed R61m high-rise apartment block on their doorsteps, has been stalled again.

And there appears to be complete confusion about why the matter - which was expected the finally determine the fate of the nine-story "monstrosity" at 317 Currie Road - was removed from the roll again.

The issue before the court is whether KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban Judge Esther Steyn was correct in finding that neighbours were not given proper and lawful notice of an application by the developers, Serengeti Rise Industries, to rezone the land.