Police evict MK Vets from ruined hotel in Durban

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Members of Umkhonto WeSizwe Military Veterans Association along with their families were thrown out of a building they had been illegally occupying in Durban South Beach.
Members of Umkhonto WeSizwe Military Veterans Association along with their families were thrown out of a building they had been illegally occupying in Durban South Beach.

Members of uMkhonto WeSizwe Military Veterans Association were on Thursday removed from a building in Durban by police for illegally occupying it.

Zibuse Cele, MKMVA KwaZulu-Natal convener, said they had been staying at the empty building, which used to be called Palm Beach Hotel, for three weeks.

“No one was living in it so we then went in, since the government promised us houses and has not delivered on that promise. Since the building belongs to the government, we thought we could stay here,” he said.

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