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JMPD, Red Ants evicting land invaders in Lawley

The JMPD says more that 300 shacks were illegally built on private land over the weekend.

Remains of a shack thrown on the street during protests in Bekkersdal. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN
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JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officers are evicting people from at least 300 shacks in Lawley, near Ennerdale, this afternoon.

The JMPD says the structures were built on private land over the past weekend.

Officers are taking down the structures with the assistance of the Red Ants.

JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar says, “People are encouraged to follow proper procedures when erecting houses, as the erection of any structure on any property without following proper procedure is illegal.”

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)

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