‘We’re going to occupy this land by force’

The Black First Land First movement says it's currently taking unoccupied land in Ekurhuleni Metro and giving it to the landless people in the area.

FILE: The BLF says the land issue is long overdue and the government has failed to expropriate the land accordingly. Picture: Facebook.com.

JOHANNESBURG - The Black First Land First movement (BLF) says it's currently taking unoccupied land in Ekurhuleni Metro on the East Rand and giving it to the landless people in the area.

The BLF says the land issue is long overdue and the government has failed to expropriate the land accordingly.

The movement says its land expropriation committee has been identifying unoccupied land in the metro to ensure that it’s given to the people.

It says it will be sharing the land to over 4,000 people who are leaving in the informal settlements.

BLF’s Ekurhuleni chairperson Sipho Zwane says, “People are in need of land. We’re going to occupy the unoccupied land by force because our people do not have access to land or housing. We have about 4,000 people in this land.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)