Gauteng authorities demolish illegal structures in Allandale

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Gauteng’s Human Settlements department and the City of Johannesburg have taken action to demolish structures illegally erected on land in Allandale, north of Johannesburg.

Despite a court interdict obtained by the City in 2017 against land invasions, the invaders persisted in building structures on the extensive land, which spans both municipal and departmental territory.

Department spokesperson Tahir Sema emphasised that the government would swiftly seek legal recourse against anyone contesting the evictions.

Sema says, “Members of the public are warned to resist temptations to illegally invade land and any government property as this will only result in them losing their hard-earned money and investments during evictions. Government will not hesitate to evict those who invade land and property. Communities are encouraged to report the illegal occupation of land and houses to local law enforcement authorities.”

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