A win for protesters: Hermanus land owners agree to sell land to government

A win for protesters: Hermanus land owners agree to sell land to government

- Private land owners in Hermanus has agreed to sell back their land to the government

- However, the land has to be used for housing for the residents of Zwelihle

- And, on the condition that land grabs would come to a halt

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After the Red Ants stopped a land grab in Hermanus two months ago, a massive protest action broke out.

As Briefly.co.za reported previously, Residents who damaged houses and businesses in Hermanus said that they did so to gain the attention of the media.

According to the protesters, they were fed up with waiting for houses after 20-years of empty promises.

The massive protest action led to land owners agreeing to sell their property, that was supposed to be used for a luxury development, back to the Western Cape government so that it could be used to build homes for the residents of Zwelihle.

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According to News24, Western Cape Human Settlements MEC, Bonginkosi Madikizela confirmed on Wednesday the owners agreed to sell the land back.

One of the Schulphoek owners also confirmed the reports. According to the owner, he and the Rabie Property Group agreed to sell the Western Cape government 48ha, on one condition- the land invasions have to stop!

“There is a dire need for accommodation for the Zwelihle people,” he said, adding “We’ve agreed to make that land available.”

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