2018-03-01 06:00

“Unfortunately he(Mdekazi) was arrested and we will be petitioning the police to release him,” Tshabalala said.

Philippi has not been spared the tumult as well, as land invaders there also went on a rampage, burning buses and damaging property.

De Lille also met with their leaders though, but the protesters would have none of that.

In a heated meeting held at Fezeka Municipality offices between City officials and community leaders, the Mayor was adamant that she would meet with them.

The meeting has been scheduled for the Vuyiseka Sport Complex but was moved after residents armed with stones protested at the venue, where the meeting was scheduled.

De Lille, who was listening attentively to the residents, has vowed to come back next week to do site visit with community leaders.

“As the City, we will come back together with sub-council chairpersons, councillors and community leaders to resolve your grievances.

There are many pieces of land which the City has to verify whether they are private owned and then will come back to the community,” she said.

De Lille said there are about 11 pieces of land between Philippi and Gugulethu which were illegally occupied.

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