He said the families options were to take the issue to court, or to handle it through the commission, the latter of which would take a longer period of time.“We opted for the direct route, which was going to court. It was a very expensive process, but we were determined because the land was a sensitive issue, and we really treasured it,” he said. An out-of-court settlement was then agreed upon in 2010 in which the City of Cape Town agreed to transfer the land.