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EFF: Land invasions in Khayelitsha to continue

A piece of land near the Nolungile Railway Station has been invaded and shacks have been erected.

FILE: The EFF in the Western Cape say land invasions in Khayelitsha will continue despite warnings from authorities. Picure: EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the Western Cape said land invasions in Khayelitsha will continue despite warnings from authorities.

A piece of land near the Nolungile Railway Station has been invaded and shacks have been erected on the property.

The EFF's Nazier Paulsen said, "This is an ongoing programme where people in the City of Cape Town and also across South Africa who are living in poor, congested conditions identify a piece of land and call on EFF's assistance. We will be there to help."

The City of Cape Town's Benedicta Van Minnen has condemned the invasion.

"Now the city does not support illegal land invasions of any kind be it on municipal or private land. This is private land and we will be following up on this."

On Monday, private land owners in Cape Town were asked to keep an eye on their properties amid fears of illegal land grabs.

Paulsen said land expropriation was what the party's voters wanted.

At the same time, the party is also encouraging land invasions in Gauteng to mark 363 years since Jan van Riebeeck's arrival in South Africa.

The party's Ntobeng Ntobeng said members will lead the invasions.

"In Gauteng, the land occupation programmes will be activated and in all regions during this week the programme will be unfolding."

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