Scores of East London families evicted from occupied RDP houses

- | 4 months ago

A strong team of private security guards, who included tavern bouncers and professional rugby players overseen by public order police, stormed houses, smashed locked doors and threw out furniture.

Ngwenya said the move was necessary as the invaders were stumbling blocks to housing backlog solutions. “The [illegal] occupiers have unlawfully dispossessed BCMM of these properties / houses.

Thus BCMM is entitled to restoration of these houses under mandament van spolie [also known as the spoliation remedy], which is a speedy remedy intended to return the possession of the property to the rightful owner and to end lawlessness,” he said.

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