The families were removed from the now defunct New Village informal settlement and moved to this place, a place they came to call ‘Kampong’ three years ago. This was with the promise from the local and provincial housing authorities that their houses would be built soon after most of their neighbours moved into RDP houses nearby in 2011.
Police opened cases of public violence and damage to property after learners from Fundulwazi Secondary School in Zone 12, Sebokeng, held school principal Motlalepule Manku hostage on Monday morning.
Police spokesperson, Captain Teboho Lephoto said: “The reason for such engagement with boys is because the boy-child has been left out. We need to protect and groom them to be strong men of their families and the strength of the country.”
More than 40 residents of “Dream Land’ settlements near De-Deur were mostly at work when their houses were wrecked last Wednesday. Four-room shacks that cost approximately R14 000 each were destroyed and even spades, cement, bricks and furniture were confiscated by the Reds Ants.
As soon as he is discharged he will be taken to police cells as he has to appear in court to answer to a house robbery charge. The couple has also been treated as they sustained serious bite wounds.
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The crowd came in two full buses that travelled from Saul Tsotetsi Sports Centre in Zone 14. The memorandum was directed to SDM’s MMC of Housing and Development Planning, Madisebo Khomoeasera. However, she, together with the SDM Executive Mayor Busisiwe Modisakeng were said to be in a meeting, making them effectively unavailable. An official from the office of the mayor received the memorandum on their behalf. Protesters carried placards that declared amongst other things, ‘No houses, no votes’.
The houses under construction are situated on the edge of the Golden highway. They have already been marked for occupation upon completion by invaders.The Emfuleni Local Municipality’s MMC for Housing, Edwin Kele, said that these illegal invaders are aligned with various political parties.
The parents of some of the children involved, will arrive at OR Tambo this morning after receiving the tragic news while on holiday in Turkey.
Just as Sedibeng Ster reported over a year ago, it still remains to be seen if the new Vereeniging taxi rank that has been under construction since 2014 will ever be finished.
Details are still sketchy but the JMPD’s Wayne Minaar says the woman was killed outside her home on Wednesday morning.