Faizel Patel - 15/01/2020
The Johannesburg Metro Police Department says they are monitoring Nirvana Drive in Lenasia where a private contractor is demolishing shacks and confiscating building material.
The informal shack dwellers have occupied the land illegally since October last year.
It’s understood scuffles broke out between JMPD and residents earlier, but spokesperson Wayne Minnaar says the situation is under control and is calm at the moment.
“JMPD officers are monitoring Nirvana Drive Lenasia where the Sheriff of the court has produced and eviction order for approximately forty shacks to be removed.
Tensions have been high between Lenasia homeowners and the informal shack dwellers who are flocking to the area in growing numbers.