Land grabs in Alexandra caused by EFF – residents, ANC Joburg

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- citizen.co.za | 6 months ago

Residents in Alexandra, Johannesburg, plan to shut down the streets today in protest of rampant land invasions in the township, ostensibly organised by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

Community members said several attempts to convince the City of Joburg to have illegal and often dangerously placed settlements dismantled have fallen on deaf ears. Residents, as well as the ANC in Joburg, blame the EFF.

ANC Johannesburg spokesperson Jolidee Matongo said the party had no doubt the EFF was behind the illegal land occupations and that the Democratic Alliance-led city council was powerless to stop them because of their coalition agreements in several municipalities, including Johannesburg.

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