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SAHRC concerned over evictions on farms and informal settlements

19 Apr 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission says the eviction of people living on farms and informal settlements is a matter of great concern.
This, after the commission held a public meeting with Rus-ter-vaal and Ramaphosaville Informal Settlements in Vereeniging earlier this week following the eviction of residents in these areas.

The commission says two people died when the Red Ants Security was called upon to perform an eviction in the area on behalf of the Emfuleni Local Municipality and that such evictions cannot be tolerated.

The commission says the department of Cogta and various municipalities should discuss housing challenges and try to find amicable solutions.
The Commission’s Provincial Manager in the Free State, Thabang Kheswa, has previously confirmed to OFM News that the provinces is also faced with farm dwellers’ eviction challenges and that they will soon release reports on cases still under investigation.

Source: OFM News

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