Residents squabble as Sexwale visits Lenasia

2012-11-26 17:33

Johannesburg - Two women slapped each other outside the civic theatre in Lenasia on Monday where Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale was scheduled to address residents.

People starting arguing over who were legal and illegal residents in Lenasia, where illegally built houses have been demolished in the last week.

Residents who claimed to be legal occupiers of land were angry at the presence of what they viewed as "invaders".

A fight broke out between two women from the two opposing sides, with the two having to be forced apart after slapping each other.

As the groups moved into the hall where Sexwale would speak, the police formed a human chain between the rival groups.

Earlier, Sexwale visited three stands where houses were demolished in Lenasia.

Making his way over broken bricks and scattered building sand, the minister tried to listen to the frustrations of residents who had been affected by the demolitions.

Acting on the instructions of Cabinet to try to resolve the matter peacefully, the minister asked residents to be patient as facts were being gathered.

  • boby.mafi - 2012-11-26 17:44

    Isn't that sad that the poor are busy making enemies of each other while hero worshiping those who keep them poor. When will people wake up and unite against dehumanizing forces (that includes the likes of Juju).

  • makenawn - 2012-11-26 17:55

    Freedom Charter did not say what is illegal should be treated as legal---rule of law should be the order of the day.

  • michael.bushes.5 - 2012-11-26 18:00

    I would smack Sexwale. Its a disgrace and a crime against humanity that this man has benefitted from tenders, that the ANC gets voted in all the time and FAIL to uplift their own people. They must be dragged to court and sentenced to hard labour

      RudiErnst - 2012-11-26 22:36

      Very funny, yes :) These two classy ladies were smacking the wrong person.

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-26 18:07

    Yep, it's only when zuma is around that the "dancing girls" come out! Looking for that hustle money!

  • john.thelps - 2012-11-26 18:18

    He should have been there immediately after the trouble started. Where was he? I know, organizing another BEE deal to fatten his bank account.

  • sipho.dube.92 - 2012-11-26 18:21

    We need to face the facts with no fear or favour ,if the people are there illegally and rightfully so they need to be removed. The government protocol need to assist with temporal or alternative accommodation, pity this will now be used as another method to attack Zuma.

  • philip.darne - 2012-11-26 18:25

    Apartheid, apartheid, apartheid, you inherited a system that was working, education, health, roads, the list just goes on,remember one thing...the popularity contest is won by the one promising the masses the most for free. NOW DELIVER you liars.....and of course thieves, the coffers will run dry, the masses will come for you, who lied to them and promised all the free bees....wait for it, it's almost here!

  • braamc - 2012-11-26 18:31

    Slapping, no stabbing yet, what's wrong?

  • tw2066 - 2012-11-26 18:43

    ELECTION TIME!!!! Tokyo Sexwale on the electioneering trail. I mean, come on, when last did this twit go anywhere newsworthy? And he, like the rest, gives a hoot for his people...

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