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Red Ants evict residents from Jeppestown building

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department has closed off the area between Harrison and Jeppe streets.

Residents were evicted from a building between Harrison and Jeppe streets on 19 July 2017. Picture: Tebogo Tshwane/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Red Ants are currently evicting residents of an alleged hijacked building in Jeppestown.

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department has closed off the area between Harrison and Jeppe streets.

Motorists have been urged to use alternative routes.

Evictees of Fattis Mansion claim they did not receive notices. Residents say they're being illegally removed from their homes.

Resident Justice Kometsi says they want to speak to Mayor Herman Mashaba.

“They are throwing everything out here. Everything is being taken here. These people, the Red Ants, are stealing people’s things here. We are very shamed. We want to talk to the mayor or somebody.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)