Daveyton residents demand their goods

By IAfrica
In South Africa
Aug 20th, 2014
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DAVEYTON, GAUTENG – Evicted Daveyton residents have given the Ekhuruleni municipality until Friday to return all of their belongings.

Municipal trucks carrying the confiscated goods arrived in the area today, but angry residents claim not all their items were on it.

This follows days of violent demonstrations over the protesters’ shacks, which were demolished earlier this week.

Residents then went on the rampage, blocking roads and destroying property. They clashed with police in running battles, that lasted for days.

“We want land, they are telling us about houses – they must give us land, we will see what we will do – we want this land,” says one resident.

“We are going to stay here, we are not going anywhere – enough is enough.”

The municipality then agreed to return their property, but angry residents chased away a truck carrying their belongings, claiming that some items were missing.

They also say it’s pointless to accept the goods – as they have nowhere to live.

Now, the Ekurhuleni municipality says it’s in talks to decide on this community’s future.

Aubrey Nxumalo, Water and Sanitation MMC says, “There is going to be a steering committee that all these stakeholders are going to be working with to find workable amicable solutions.”

The evictees have given the municipality until Friday to return all their property and provide them with the land, they say, was promised to them.

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