Gauteng municipalities on full alert for land invasions - Premier

2015-04-07 16:25
Gauteng Premier David Makhura (GCIS)

Gauteng Premier David Makhura (GCIS)

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Johannesburg - All municipalities in Gauteng are on full alert for land invasions, Gauteng Premier David Makhura said in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

"All the municipalities in Gauteng... are on full alert," said Makhura in response to a question after the launch of the province's "Mega Cities" project.

News24 reported earlier that a piece of land near Khayelitsha, Cape Town, had been invaded and shacks were erected on the property.

The EFF's Nazier Paulsen said in the report, “This is an ongoing programme where people in the City of Cape Town and also across South Africa who are living in poor, congested conditions identify a piece of land and call on EFF’s assistance. We will be there to help.”

Makhura said the human settlements department worked closely with Gauteng law enforcement agencies, and attempts at a land invasion had been "swiftly stopped".

He said communities had also been told to not take the law into their own hands.

"They all learned from Tshwane where it first happened," he said, referring to an attempted land occupation at the end of last year allegedly associated with the EFF.

He encouraged the EFF to tell the government where there was unused vacant land that could be used for development.

"It mustn't be invaded illegally," he said.

In January, the City of Tshwane obtained a "blanket court interdict" to prevent people from occupying land illegally after groups attempted to occupy land in Nellmapius, outside Pretoria towards the end of last year.

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