- Residents illegally living in Mamelodi municipal flats were in for an unpleasant surprise
- Accompanied by Tshwane law enforcement officials, the Red Ants moved to evict the citizens
- Despite having been evicted, one resident insists they will be back and with a vengeance
Mamelodi residents living in hijacked municipal flats were evicted yesterday from the triple-story apartments.
200 officers from the infamous Red Ants eviction company, accompanied by Tshwane police officials, led the evictions.
SowetanLIVE reports that a High Court judgment had been granted two weeks ago, ruling the occupants illegal.
The residents' worldly possessions were removed and dumped near the local police station. The flats were invaded before
Residents of the hijacked municipal flats in Mamelodi, who were evicted yesterday, have vowed to return and illegally occupy the triple-story apartments.
The flats were in a modern style with two bedrooms, a kitchen, toilet, and shower, but were invaded before taps and electricity meters could be installed.
Numerous residents claimed the evictions left them with nowhere else to go, promising to return later to the apartments.
A community leader vower that they would return to the site once the heat had died down:
"Those people who will be allocated the flats will not live there peacefully, we will fight for those flats."
Commenting on the situation, Tshwane spokesperson Lindela Mashigo confirmed around 100 citizens were still illegally occupying the space before the eviction:
"The eviction was conducted swiftly with no casualties. The City's department of human settlements has promptly commenced with the allocation of the units to the rightful beneficiaries. The allocation will continue for the next couple of days until all 252 units has been allocated."
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