More shack evictions in Marlboro

Around 100 shacks were destroyed during an eviction in Marlboro, north of Johannesburg on 2 August 2012. The Johannesburg Metro Police say the residents were occupying the land illegally. Picture: Christa van der Walt/Eyewitness News.

JOHANNESBURG – Around 100 illegally built shacks were demolished in Marlboro, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) said on Monday.

A string of evictions have occurred in the area over the past few months, some of which turned violent. 

In June, a police car was torched and live rounds were fired in clashes between officers and residents. 

JMPD spokesperson Edna Mamonyane said Monday’s evictions took place without any problems.

“More shacks were demolished and we are still waiting for figures.”

Mamonyane said the JMPD is tasked with enforcing eviction orders.

(Edited by Zethu Zulu)