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Stones fly as residents try to build on Denel land

Khayelitsha residents sang protest songs outside the court building where Denel's application for the eviction of the Khayelitsha land invaders was heard.

26 April 2015


Khayelitsha residents sang protest songs outside the court building where Denel's application for the eviction of the Khayelitsha land invaders was heard.

Khayelitsha residents sang protest songs outside the court building where Denel’s application for the eviction of the Khayelitsha land invaders was heard.

By Siyabonga Kalipa

Cape Town – Violence flared as Site C, Khayelitsha, residents returned to rebuild shacks on Saturday on Denel-owned land in Cape Town from which they had been removed after police intervention earlier this month.

Smoke rose as residents burnt bushes to clear land so more people could erect shacks.

When police arrived, the shack dwellers took to the streets and threw stones at a passing Golden Arrow bus, putting passengers to flight, with some even leaving handbags behind.

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