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Land grabs cause chaos

Communities next to Stellenbosch Arterial last week saw people erecting illegal structures on several different sites.

It is not sure at this stage where all the people come from, but a local ward councillor says it causes chaos in the communities.

Ibrahim Sawant, councillor for Ward 19, says the invaders are causing fear in communities such as Wesbank, Camelot, Summerville, Sunbird Park as well as the Betel community on the Stellenbosch Arterial Road.

“Our communities who are extremely poor and vulnerable live in hardship every day of their lives. The current land invasions are adding to their frustrations with many fearing for their lives. I believe that these invasions are the work of organised instigators who have no consideration for the havoc they are causing, but have their own sinister political motives. These invaders are now occupying land that are reserved for government projects. Some of these are for housing projects meant for people that have been on waiting lists for years. These land grabbers are taking advantage of the fact that under the current Covid-19 regulations evictions are prohibited. The authorities now need a court order to remove them once they have managed to stay on the illegal land occupied by them,” says Sawant.

Sawant further says that the law enforcement agencies of the City of Cape Town and the police are dealing with the situation as best they can.

“The resources that are spent on combatting these illegal invasions could have been spent on curbing crime and used in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. We call on our community members not to become victims of these culprits who are orchestrating these illegal actions as this will just even further delay the delivery of houses and other much needed services,” says Sawant.

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