Fed up with land invasions

2014-08-19 00:00

FED-UP Woodlands residents held an impromptu meeting last night to discuss the spate of land invasions in the area.

For several weeks, Site 11 residents have continued to invade vacant municipal land behind Woodlands.

The municipality obtained a court order to stop this.

Last night resident said the municipality must be taken to task for failing to do its job and prevent the land invasions.

Francis Grantham, who spoke on behalf of the community, said the residents had been asking the municipality to make the same land available for the development of the suburb for the past 20 years and have never received a response.

“In Woodlands there are people who live in outbuildings, others live in garages … we have been asking the municipality to make that land available so we can develop it for our children and nothing has happened.”

Grantham said the municipality should not allow land invasion but the process should be done legally, honestly and fairly. He warned that if the land invasion was not stopped, they too would invade that land.

Some residents were urgently forming a “task team” that guards the area during the day, ready to “peacefully” approach the land invaders and tell them to stop.

The community planned a bigger meeting tomorrow where the issue will be discussed.

Residents had earlier called The Witness, saying Site 11 residents were continuing demarcating plots and clearing the vegetation.

A visit by The Witness revealed little activity, with many wooden structures standing and a few men working in the bush with chainsaws and pangas clearing the vegetation to make way for building.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham

Here are just ten of our favourite plus-sized models:


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
How to open a beer bottle without an opener
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.