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Hammanskraal evictions: land ownership vs right to housing

26 May 2016 12:49 PM

The response by government to Hammanskraal residents who occupied unused land has raised questions on efficiency in addressing community grievances.

The response by government to Hammanskraal residents who occupied unused land has raised questions on efficiency in addressing community grievances.

702/Cape Talk's Redi Tlhabi gave listeners an opportunity to share their thoughts regarding the matter.

Listen to the interview below:

At this stage, throwing police to people who are protesting is not a solution. Councillors don't even know who applied for the eviction, there's a leadership problem here.

Kwena, caller in Dawn Park

This violence that is happening is being caused by the councillors. This happens, there was a guy giving people pangas in Bojanala.

Setshedi, caller in Kgabalatsane

In an interview later, Redi spoke to Nomzamo Zondo, attorney Director of Litigation at Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa.

Zondo spoke about the laws governing evictions, the rights of land owners and government's responsibility to provide housing.

Listen to the interview below:

The law on evictions is very clear. From the onset of the eviction, the state must get involved.

Nomzamo Zondo, attorney

When you're sitting with a situation where there's 7000 households due to be evicted, you can't just simply take that eviction notice and put it in the drawer.

Nomzamo Zondo, attorney

26 May 2016 12:49 PM