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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