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Lenasia residents protest against land grabbers

Protests began early on Tuesday morning in Lenasia South, Johannesburg when a small group of people from the Lenasia South Concerned Residents Association blocked roads with burning tyres and rocks.

Ward councillor, Vinay Choonie told EWN that the community were protesting against alleged land grabs.

The residents want the shack dwellers removed from the area as they have illegally invaded the land.

Lenasia South police spokesperson, Sergeant Khalipha Mvula said that the protest had been peaceful and no arrests were made despite the barricades.

There were approximately 100 protesters but no violence had occurred.

A Lenasia resident, Shirley Brijlal told the Citizen that the land grabbers do not come from disadvantaged backgrounds as they arrive in fancy vehicles and mark-out their piece of land.

The protesters want the Gauteng Human Settlements MEC, Uhuru Moiloa to address the issue but no word was received from the provincial department yesterday.