Durban – A group of residents living in the south Durban township of Wentworth burnt tyres and debris on the road in a form of protest following an apparent eviction of a woman and her family at a block of flats on Friday.
At this stage, it is alleged that the woman and her family moved into the apartment of a previous resident who recently passed away.
When security and local authorities arrived to evict the woman, residents jumped to her defence.
They then set tyres alight, blocking off part of Austerville Drive and Goede Hoop Street.
“About 100 community members embarked in a protest action after an elderly woman was evicted by the Sheriff of the Court after she occupied the flat illegally,” Provincial police spokesperson, Captain Nqobile Gwala, said
“They blockaded the Austerville Drive with burning tyres and rubble. The road has been cleared and police are monitoring,” Gwala said.
Residents have expressed their anger over the woman’s apparent forced removal. They are demanding that she be allowed to move into the flat as she has been living in the area for many years.
Reprinted from the Mercury News – 2020-02-21. Emphasis/links by SD Law.
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