02 May 2015
By Sibongile Mashaba
A piece of land has been earmarked for the relocation of a Mpumalanga family that has been living in a community hall for close to three years.
Last week, the Land Claims Court in Randburg prevented the Mkhondo local municipality from evicting the Hadebe family from Entombe community hall, in a village outside Piet Retief. The court ordered Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Gugile Nkwinti and the department’s director-general Mduduzi Shabane – who are first and second respondents in the matter respectively- to find alternative land for the family.
In 2012 the Hadebes, who are a family of 30, were forcibly evicted from the Donkerhoek farm where they had lived for many years. Some of their relatives are buried there.
They have been living under inhumane conditions at the hall.
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