Ten shacks demolished at Qunu, with more to folllow

 Residents from Chetty Extension informal settlement took to the streets on Tuesday morning trying to stop an eviction order to be executed on Wednesday morning. Picture Eugene Coetzee
Residents from Chetty Extension informal settlement took to the streets on Tuesday morning trying to stop an eviction order to be executed on Wednesday morning.
Picture Eugene Coetzee

AT LEAST 10 shacks in the Qunu informal settlement in Chatty were demolished yesterday, allegedly by police who told the 600 families who invaded the land in May they would be back today to demolish the rest.

The residents want the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality to relocate them to serviced land while they wait for RDP houses to be built.

However, the city obtained a court order to evict the residents in November. The municipality wants to build 1 050 houses on the land.

At about 7am yesterday, the angry residents burnt tyres and protested against being evicted.

This was after the 10 shacks had been demolished, allegedly by the Bethelsdorp police.

-Mkhululi Ndamase

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2 thoughts on “Ten shacks demolished at Qunu, with more to folllow

  • February 25, 2015 at 9:39 am
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    And who will these unhappy people vote for come the elections? no prizes for guessing!

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  • February 25, 2015 at 8:45 am
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    What about those poor people with kids and the shacks destroyed yesterday. Where did they sleep with them. People are heartless.

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