The City of Cape Town has
raised concern around an outbreak of land grabs in several communities over the
past few weeks.
The municipality’s anti-land
invasion unit has been placed on high alert after seeing a number of attempted
illegal occupations, with the most recent one in Mfuleni.
While authorities continue to
keep a watchful eye over the Mfuleni community, Human Settlements member
Benedicta van Minnen has repeated that land grabs will not be tolerated.
“We really urge people not to be manipulated by purported leaders who
are encouraging people to attempt to grab land.”
In the latest incident earlier
this week, protesters caused havoc in the area after a group of backyard
dwellers were stopped from occupying a piece of vacant land.
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