Lenasia demolition case postponed

The Lenasia housing case was delayed after Nedbank pulled out of the matter.

Police attend to riots in Lenasia's extension 13. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Lenasia demolition case has been postponed to next Friday in the South Gauteng High Court after Nedbank pulled out of the matter.

The bank joined the case brought by the South African Human Rights Commission, thinking that five properties linked to the bank were on the Gauteng Housing Department's demolition list.

The SAHRC intervened in the matter after some 50 houses were torn down because they were built on land belonging to the department.

The property was allegedly sold by a syndicate.

Lawyers representing Nedbank told the Johannesburg court that properties linked to the bank are not on the housing department's updated demolition list.

It says the document produced on Thursday morning is different from the one seen before the bank made its submissions to the court.

The matter has been postponed and the order halting further demolitions has been extended.