Bonafides 'will not evict foreigners'

2011-10-22 22:36
Johannesburg - Foreign nationals would not be evicted from their Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) houses in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, the Alexandra Bonafides Movement said on Saturday.

 "We will allow the police to investigate the list of the houses we have seen being vacated by foreign nationals and we will take it from there," the movement's founder Duma Kulashe said.

He said about 700 RDP stands were being investigated.

Foreign nationals living in RDP houses in Alexandra were warned to vacate their homes by the end of the week.

The movement put up notices which read: "You are violating our rights to own our RDP houses."

Another notice said: "We demand that you vacate at your own free will without being pushed like animals or aliens".

Gauteng Local Government and Housing MEC Humprey Mmemeza condemned the notices saying they promoted violence and anarchy.

Meanwhile the situation remained calm in Itireleng informal settlement near Laudium, west of Pretoria.

Captain Pinky Ntsiyane said there had not been any incidents since Thursday evening.

Foreigners living in Itireleng were driven out of their homes and businesses by locals.

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