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MEC Lebogang Maile stresses there have been no evictions & no land invasions either

Lebogang Maile

The MEC says he suspects there is a syndicate that somehow sold stands to people.

There will be evictions during the lockdown period, according to Gauteng cooperative governance MEC Lebogang Maile who, during a briefing, stressed that the order did not provide a platform for land invasions.

At a briefing to specifically tackle the issue of land invasions that have, according to the MEC, spiralled out of control and thus undermined the developmental agenda of the city, Maile said a comprehensive strategy involving all spheres of government was in place to deal with illegal land invasions.

“We have put a moratorium on all evictions during lockdown but we will not tolerate any opportunistic illegality.”

Maile clarified that the Red Ants, which were instructed to demolish make-shift structures, were doing so under the instruction of the city.

Most of the demolished structures around the city were empty structures, he said.

Maile suspects that there was a syndicate which somehow sold stands to people, which has resulted in people building during the national COVID-19 lockdown.

“This is done by well-organized syndicates taking advantage of genuine housing concerns of communities to illegally occupy land and portray the government as not caring for the people of Gauteng.

“We did, however, take a principled stance that we will not tolerate any opportunistic illegality and as such we will unleash the full might of the law against those who want to invade land illegally during this crisis.”

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Source: The Citizen