Jun 18, 2021

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‘A monstrosity’: This building may be removed from Durban’s skyline [pics]

An unpopular skyscraper in Durban could soon be destroyed – after the Save Our Berea group stepped up their fight against the development of what was previously called a “monstrosity”.

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The building at 317 on Currie Road has been for years in the development. Ownership has changed hands several times, with several allegations of fraud and corruption plaguing the building. Activists who want to prevent a ninth story from being added to the skyscraper can now rely on a certain star power …

Salim Abdool Karim – yes, the epidemiologist – has submitted an affidavit for further work to prevent 317, and he is now firmly in the camp that wants to see its destruction. The Durban resident described the property as having an eye pain.

“Although there was eye pain, the impact on me was limited. But I became concerned when work resumed last September and it was found that additional unsightly floors had been added … and this would have a significant and direct impact on my property. Citizens should speak out against maladministration. “

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The Durban Supreme Court must do this now Decide what steps to take next become. The judiciary is tasked with making a final decision in a saga that has dragged on for nearly seven years. Investigations into maladministration are ongoing. The city has not yet filed a filing on the matter, and the current owners of 317 do not expect the matter to be properly negotiated until next month.