Bulelani Qolani and the problem of urban land reform

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Bulelani Qolani fighting off police. Picture: Screengrab
Bulelani Qolani fighting off police. Picture: Screengrab

Many South Africans watched in horror as a naked man, Bulelani Qolani, was manhandled out of his shack by officers of the Anti-Land Invasion Unit in Cape Town on July 1.

The City of Cape Town had sent law enforcement officers to demolish shacks at a site called eThembeni, near Empolweni, in Khayelitsha.

There are conflicting reports of what exactly happened.

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