Rubber bullets fired at protesting alleged land invaders in Lenasia

Rubber bullets fired at protesting alleged land invaders in Lenasia

The situation in Lenasia South went south after tensions rose between homeowners and alleged land invaders shacking up in the area. The police intervened and fired rubber bullets to disperse the angry crowd.

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Homeowners in Lenasia South, Johannesburg, had decided they had enough of the alleged land invaders making the area their home.

After tensions rose between the two groups of people, the police were called in to restore order.

Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Lebogang Maile was also on the scene to try and find a solution to the tense issues.

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Briefly.co.za learnt that the shack dwellers are demanding homes from the government while the local residents want the 'invaders' to go away.

MEC Maile wanted to put an end to the ongoing protests and tried to intervene, reported EWN.

"The situation has the potential of getting out of hand and degenerating into a racial war, which is what we don’t want to see."
"The nature of the problems require us to put systems in place and have structures to resolve those problems."

Maile will rope in the help of Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba, to meet with the locals.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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