Accommodation in Forest Town, Johannesburg
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Lying snug in amongst some of the leafiest suburbs - Westcliff, Parktown and Saxonwold - of Johannesburg's northern parts, Forest Town was originally, as its name implies, set in what was a forest. It began as an area of smaller dwellings for workers and domestic employees of the Lords and Ladies of Westcliff and Parktown, and today it is one of the more sought after addresses in Johannesburg.
Forest Town is not only the residence of Jacob Zuma, which was raided during 2005 by the Scorpions after documentation for his corruption trial, but it was also the scene of a high profile police raid on a gay party in 1966 that led to a hue and cry and much moral panic. The consequence of the raid was th... [continued]