Angry backyard dwellers demand accomodation
By Tarryn Le Chat
Irate backyard dwellers in Delft, say they will petrol-bomb temporary homes that have been allocated to residents from Langa, unless they too are housed.
Those from Langa who were being moved into the one-roomed wood-and iron structures at the temporary relocation area near Hindle road yesterday, were mainly victims of the Joe Slovo fire.
They will be housed in Delft, until the units at the N2 Gateway are completed. Referring to yesterday's voilence, Local Government and Housing MEC, Richard Dyantyi, said any voilent protest would be viewed as criminal activity and the Metro Police and SAPS would be called in to take action.
Metro Police and SAPS were deployed to the area yesterday, after a group of disgruntled backyard dwellers burnt tyres in protest.
Security guard, Alex Dyasi says, angry Delft residents damaged the structures when they heard people from Langa would be moving in. "They said they will come back and put petrol bombs in the houses".
By late yesterday afternoon, a police cordon ensured that the growing crowd of angry backyard dwellers did not disturb the 10 families as they moved into their new homes.