Illegal occupants in Mamelodi East Extension 5 flats were removed yesterday by Red Ants, Tshwane Metro police and other law agencies.
The occupants are believed to have occupied about 550 rentals in December.
During the evacuation period, the rightful owners of the flat were queuing outside for collection of their keys while others said those flats belongs to them.
The houses are still incomplete and have no basic services such as water and electricity.
” I saw the police evict people from the flats, it was caos, their furniture was outside. I heared that last of last week this people were given three days to leave the flats from the authorities, not the police took them out by force. We are not sure what to expect today”, said one of the residents who wish not to be named.
No violence occurred during the incident.
Last year the 15th of April 2015, it was reported that hundreds of people were removed by Red Ants using rubber bullets in Nelmapius flats and left sitting on the side of the road with their belongings.
Councillor Mmina-Tau Marishane of Ward 15 in Mamelodi declined to comment on the house saga that continues to occur in Mamelodi.
Rumors says there will be war in Mamelodi regarding the flats.
By: Fortunate Machaba