Joburg Mayor "handicapped" from acting against hijacked buildings

Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba spoke again of lawlessness in the City due to illegal immigrants.

Mashaba called in and spoke to Stephen Grootes (standing in for John Robbie) and voiced his frustration at the "115 000 people in the City occupying hijacked buildings". Last week Mashaba spoke about removing illegal immigrants from the city centre.

Unfortunately for us to move them, we need to find them accommodation within 5km from where we find them. This is part of a huge and bigger problem with practical challenges where lawlessness is the order of the day.

Herman Mashaba, Joburg Mayor

Mashaba said he could not solve this problem alone and that solutions need to be sought in conjunction with national and provincial government.

Constitutionally I have the responsibility to ensure the rule of law is paramount. But I am constrained because I don't run the national government. There are people in our City illegally whether they are South African or from somewhere outside.

Herman Mashaba, Joburg Mayor

He said student were robbed and the culprits run into these building and can't be found. If they are found by police, they don't have the relevant papers, he added.

Mashaba told Stephen Grootes he was "handicapped" in dealing with this by national government, listen here:

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