‘I long to return to District Six’

From Ghwa Wilkinson’s front window, Cape Town’s majestic Table Mountain rises before you. In the distance to the right of her house in the Cape Town CBD, the colourful houses of Bo-Kaap dot the landscape. But its the view at the back of her house that pulls at her heartstrings – from there she can see the remnants of her former home, District Six. Ahead of Wednesday’s elections, Daily Maverick spoke to Wilkinson, one of the thousands of District Six claimants who are still waiting to return to their childhood homes after they were removed from the Cape Town CBD as a result of the Group Areas Act.