Residents in the Lenasia neighborhood, previously an Indian neighborhood, are busy protesting. The protest stems from the growing number of squatters who set up their huts in the south of Lenasia.
They regard this illegal land occupation as a risk to their safety and that it affects the value of properties. The neighborhood is now almost surrounded by informal structures.
Service delivery is apparently influenced and illegal coupling of power and water causes further stress.
The police had to use rubber bullets to chase the stickers apart. The MEC of housing Lobogang Maile said in a statement that syndicates work with corrupt officials and even police officers who “help” squatters to occupy illegal land.
-Vryburger / 2019-07-22