Pretoria land invasion case continues

2012-02-02 08:02

Pretoria - An urgent application by the government to evict people who illegally invaded land in Wallmansthal, north of Pretoria, will be heard in the North Gauteng High Court on Thursday.

On Tuesday, Judge Joseph Raulinga postponed the application after two separate groups arrived at the court, both claiming to represent the Wallmansthal Communal Property Association (WCPA).

Raulinga said it was clear invasions were mushrooming and that something had to be done about it urgently.

The land in Wallmansthal is in the process of being transferred by the rural development and land reform department to successful land claimants.

Sold for R400 a piece

Despite an earlier court order that no one was allowed to settle on the land until infrastructure had been installed, large numbers of people started moving onto the land after it was apparently unlawfully sold at R400 a piece to members of the public.

Afrikaner lobby group AfriForum last week helped the WCPA to obtain a court order freezing two bank accounts into which money was paid for the land.

AfriForum said it supported the legitimate land owners to whom property had already been transferred.

When the case came before the court on Tuesday, another group claiming to be the real WCPA tried to oppose the department's eviction application.

The group's advocate, Francois Kriel, asked the court to postpone the matter so the respective groups could meet and "try to find out what was going on".

The one group was opposed to a blanket eviction order, claiming it had a right to be on the land, while the other supported the eviction.

  • Tuner - 2012-02-02 10:37

    Truthis You need to wake up and improve your level of intelligence!

      Truthis - 2012-02-02 11:22

      Sorry you must have missed my sarcasm font.

      Truthis - 2012-02-02 11:23

      ..and please clarify Afriforum's involvement for me then?

      Schalk - 2012-02-02 11:44

      Afriforum is a civil rights movement. The ANC/ANCYL have painted them as racists but they will fight for anybody's cause as this case proves.

      Rendani Mphephu - 2015-09-02 18:16

      Land belong to the people, so it must handed back to the owners,every one knows that blacks are the owner of this land.... no need for court to give ears to the robbery.

  • Lalitha - 2012-02-02 10:40

    Hi My family is a legitamate and successful claimant of land in Walmanstall. The transfer of this land has still not taken place because of this land invasion by greedy opportunistic morons.

      Thapelo - 2012-02-02 13:16

      the people are not greedy,your family is greedy,why would they want such a big piece of land for,there are a lot of people in this country looking for a decent place to call a home,im sure your family are looking into starting a big business that will make them rich.

  • ngoako.mathekga - 2012-02-02 12:27

    R400? no, they sell it for R3500.00. I was curio to know what was happening there and I went there like anyone to enquire. They demand R1500 upfront before one can erect a structure. They have unofficial map which people unknowingly think is a municipal approved map. Later one of the guys mentioned that the plan is to have a protest match demanding government to supply water and electricity once they have people staying there. Blanket eviction order is the best solution else it will take Government long to solve the problem let alone wasting tax payers money.

      Thapelo - 2012-02-02 13:17

      the stands are R400,i also bought one a month ago,the R3000 is optional,its for title deed applications

  • Truthis - 2012-02-02 12:30

    I agree Schalk, that was my point, although I made it with sarcasm. I see the post has been removed now.

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