Around 300 families affected by Joburg evictions

2015-07-14 16:53


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Johannesburg - Around 300 families would be affected by the evictions currently being carried out by the Red Ants in Berea, Johannesburg, metro police said on Tuesday. 

The families had illegally occupied three buildings and the City of Johannesburg had obtained a court order for their removal. 

Dressed in their red overall and red helmets, the Red Ants began moving the property of the evicted families out of the building from earlier in the day. 

"In one building, people are actually moving voluntarily," said Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

Abel Road and Tudhope Avenue had been closed off to traffic since Tuesday morning and would remain closed until Wednesday night when the street was expected to be cleared of all the families moved out of the buildings. 

Minnaar said the evictions were going smoothly.
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