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Land invaders put cops under strain

Wallacedene residents who were evicted from a piece of land protest in front of the Kraaifontein Police Station. Photo: Henk Kruger

14 April 2015

Wallacedene residents who were evicted from a piece of land protest in front of the Kraaifontein Police Station. Photo: Henk Kruger

Wallacedene residents who were evicted from a piece of land protest in front of the Kraaifontein Police Station. Photo: Henk Kruger


Cape Town – Recent land invasion attempts in Khayelitsha and Kalkfontein have placed severe strain on law enforcement agencies, says the City of Cape Town.

And the metro is also investigating reports that repeated attempts to invade land near Kalkfontein, which culminated on Monday in the burning of a church, were politically motivated.

“We will not tolerate this behaviour, which is placing strain on the city’s law enforcement agencies, the South African Police Service, and the city’s broader service delivery efforts at the expense of law-abiding residents,” said Benedicta van Minnen, the mayco member for Human Settlements.

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