23 April 2015
By Sandiso Phaliso
Hundreds of people who tried to invade a piece of city-owned land in Philippi yesterday morning were chased away by the police and city law enforcement officers.
However, as soon as the police and law enforcement officers left, people returned and started marking off land on which they intend to build their structures. They have vowed to return to it no matter what.
The would-be invaders said they had no other choice but to invade the land as they cannot afford the rent, and many who have large families are unemployed. They have also been on the government’s housing waiting list for years.
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