The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng notes with great concern the illegal land invasion currently happening on the provincial land situated between K53 and N12 in Klipspruit, Soweto.
We have learnt that the illegal land invaders started to invade this land on Monday.
There are claims that the Johannesburg Metro police (JMPD) have failed to stop this illegal land invasion hence the land invaders are continuing to erect structures on this provincial owned land.
There are more than 100 shacks that have been erected on this provincial land.
The unnecessary delays in stopping these illegal land invaders will result in the formation of a new informal settlement in the area.
It is high time that the Gauteng MEC for Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Lebogang Maile acts swiftly in stopping these illegal land invasions and the mushrooming of new informal settlements.
The JMPD alone is not capable of clamping down on illegal land invasions and require assistance from SAPS and Maile’s department.
The illegal land invaders are breaking the lockdown regulations and committing a crime by invading the land.
The DA calls on MEC Maile to clamp down on illegal land invasions by enforcing the law against the illegal land invaders. Those caught illegally invading the land must be arrested and face the consequences of their actions.