Lenasia Community Fear For Lives Over Land Invasions

Community members from Lenasia, Klipspruit, Eldorado, Ennerdale and surrounding areas of Johannesburg have come together to voice their concerns regarding alleged land grabs and land invasions in the areas. Local resident Majiet Amien says they are being faced with not just a drop in their property value, but they are also fearing for their lives due to an increase in criminality.

As shacks proliferate on the land around Lenasia South, Carte Blanche analyses a tense standoff between the homeless and suburban residents. Is this a spontaneous need for land and shelter, a politically-orchestrated campaign to grab land or the work of local stakeholders out to make a quick buck? Carte Blanche investigates allegations of land invaders paying cash to take up plots of State-owned land and reveal a community torn apart by a State that appears helpless to stop the escalating tensions. Watch the episode here

In other news, Four Durban Metropolitan Police officers have been arrested for corruption and theft at Tongaat, north of Durban. Meanwhile, in a separate incident, one SAPS Tongaat officer has also been arrested for extortion, learn more here

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About Naufal Khan

Naufal Khan was the Publisher at ADISHAKTI MEDIA and the editor-in-chief of the South African Indian news service Indian Spice. Khan was former Sunday Times journalist and also an occult fiction and non-fiction writer with several published titles.