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“Residents claim they were forced to pay R250 for land” – iolNews

22 June 2017 


By Sandi Kwon Hoo

“Residents at the Homevale informal settlement have claimed that they were made to pay bribes in order to secure land to build their shacks.The municipality has made provision for 100 sites to be allocated for occupation by Homevale and Santa residents, while residents complained that about 17 illegal occupants from other areas had invaded the land over the weekend and erected shanties. According to an affidavit, some occupants were forced to pay the shanty committee R250 for a single plot…” – iolNews

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