Lenasia South residents threaten shutdown over land grabs

Angry residents blocked roads a few days ago, demanding to speak to Gauteng Human Settlement MEC Uhuru Moiloa about land invasions in their area.

FILE: Residents in Lenasia South protest against land invasions. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Lenasia South residents are threatening a shutdown next week over land grabs.

Angry residents blocked roads a few days ago, demanding to speak to Gauteng Human Settlement MEC Uhuru Moiloa about land invasions in their area.

It’s understood a group of people continue to occupy land there illegally, despite several warnings against this and evictions.

The Lenasia South Residents Association's Joy Govender said: “As a community, we’ve decided should they do that, we can’t get hold of JMPD or any officials late at night. We then took a stand upon ourselves.”