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Protest march over housing

2010-06-25 11:01

Johannesburg - "People from outside" are buying RDP homes for R10 000, Anti-Privatisation Forum members shouted as they marched in downtown Johannesburg on Friday over housing problems in poor communities.

"We found out that foreigners like Zimbabweans and Nigerians are buying RDP homes, but what about the South African people?" forum spokesperson Sibongile Thusini told Sapa by telephone from the march.

"We have been waiting since 1992," she added.

About 1 000 protesters were marching down Sauer Street and expected to hand a memorandum of grievances to the housing department at 13:00, she said.

"You know even the municipality has been sending threatening letters to grannies... that they can get thrown out."

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