She stated that a big contingent of regulation enforcement and the Anti-Land invasion Unit arrived round noon and began to demolish the houses. She stated the officers grew to become aggressive when folks began to movie them.
Wayne Dyason, spokesperson for the town’s regulation enforcement stated that “rounds had been discharged to disperse the gang who had began performing in a violent method”.
Xakabantu is on the outskirts of Vrygrond, near the Coastal Park Landfill Web site. It has seen conflict between the town and native residents for a few years, in response to Nonkosi Fodo, secretary of the Vrygrond Improvement Discussion board.
Fodo stated there are about 150 buildings in Xakabantu, most of them constructed by folks leaving cramped rooms in Vrygrond. She stated that the town demolishes shacks regularly within the space, however the final demolition was in April.
“All we wish from the town is for them to come back to the desk and interact with the group and are available to an settlement,” stated Fodo.
Malusi Booi, Mayco member for human settlements, stated: “Xakabantu is on Metropolis of Cape City-owned land and isn’t eligible for housing because it types a part of the False Bay Nature Reserve”.
He stated that the town has “had ongoing consultations with the group about ongoing makes an attempt to illegally invade this land” and the town had been granted a court docket order to forestall the occupation.
Booi stated that the “metropolis will proceed to take away unoccupied and unlawful buildings to forestall the occupation of land”.
This text was initially revealed by GroundUp