Five people to appear in court following land grab attempt

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is now pleading with President Cyril Ramaphosa to prevent land invasions in the country.

Community members from Olievenhoutbosch gathered outside a local church to share their service delivery concerns with President Cyril Ramaphosa on 11 March 2018. Picture: Pelane Phakgadi/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Five people are expected in court on Monday morning for trying to occupy vacant land in the Midrand area.

This weekend saw land invasions in that area as well as a land grab bid in Marlboro in northern Johannesburg.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is now pleading with President Cyril Ramaphosa to prevent land invasions in the country.

The party’s John Moodey says: “It’s becoming a national threat and therefore we call upon the powers, be at the national level especially president Cyril Ramaphosa, to bring back law and order and also to protect the rights of every South African citizen to possess and own land.”

The DA is also accusing the Economic Freedom Fighters of encouraging people to break the law and illegally occupy land.