Hammanskraal evictions: land ownership vs right to housing

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

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