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Marlboro stadium evictees disappointed in govt

Almost 100 people have been ordered to vacate the stadium after living there for two months.

Some evictees sat outside the stadium hall after being served an eviction order on 23 March 2015. Picture: Masego Rahlaga/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Dozens of people living at the Marlboro Gardens Stadium on Monday said the government they voted for has turned its back on them.

Almost 100 people have been ordered to vacate the area after living there for two months.

They were initially evicted from a block of flats in Alexandra.

WATCH: Marlboro Gardens Stadium evictees face bleak future.

The community gathered to sing and pray in efforts to comfort each other and ask God to help them with their situation.

Mothers living in the stadium hall which is separated into three sections have pleaded for sympathy from government.

PICTURE: Some evictees sat outside the stadium hall singing and dancing

Mother of three, Mabel Ntuli, said she works as a cleaner and doesn't earn enough to rent or buy a home.

"I'm a cleaner earning only R2900."

Community member Agnes Mothapo said she's heartbroken because she too has children and worries about the ill and elderly living at the stadium.

"It's very painful, this won't be happening if they kept to their promises."

Government has initiated a meeting with the Marlboro Gardens community to find an amicable solution.

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