Despite Alex demolitions, EFF insists homeless must occupy unused land

- | 5 months ago

The recent demolition of over 80 illegal structures in Alexandra has brought to the fore a brewing animosity between residents who have long been residing in Alexandra and those who have just moved into the township.

Before the South African Human Rights Commission, residents who have been residing in the township for years have pointed fingers at the Economic Freedom Fighters as the party causing mayhem as its supporters are apparently encouraging new arrivals to occupy any piece of land that is unoccupied. Addressing these allegations before the commission of inquiry into the Alexandra situation, EFF Gauteng provincial chairperson Mandisa Mashego said if EFF supporters were encouraging people to occupy unused land they were only doing so in line with the party’s programme.

“We have stated already that land occupation is an EFF programme which was duly adopted by the party at its 2014 people’s national assembly and is detailed in the party’s manifesto.

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