Red Ants halt land invasion in Hermanus

Red Ants halt land invasion in Hermanus

An attempted land grab was thwarted thanks to the Red Ants, a security company that specialises in relocating and evicting illegal squatters and tenants.

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A group of Hermanus residents moved onto three vacant pieces of land in popular holiday town. They fanned out across the land and started to peg out their plots of land.

Coenie Groenewald, the Overstrand municipal manager was alerted to the invasion on Friday when 300 people marched on his offices and informed him that they had invaded the land and had demanded that they were supplied with water and electricity.

Groenewald rejected their demands and maintained that the land grab was illegal.

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The Red Ants security services moved into the area and evicted those occupying the land and restored order to the area.

The EFF has been blamed for stoking tensions and encouraging people to make land grabs after their successful motion of land expropriation without compensation.

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The land invaders were not affiliated with any political party and the EFF's proportional representation councillor in Overstrand Benet Molefe refused to take credit for the land grab.

"I am not going to come here and take credit for something I did not do," said Molefe.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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