Branded “land invaders”, the municipality says it will remove them from it.


Hundreds of residents who invaded a piece of land owned by the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality have named it “Malema Village”.

Nelson Mandela Bay human settlements head Nqaba Bhanga is quoted in the TimesLive saying the municipality would not be tolerate land grabs.

“We are going to remove them,” Bhanga said.

“It’s illegal to simply occupy municipal land‚” Bhanga said.

Nelson Mandela Bay residents occupy land, name it 'Malema Village'

EFF leader Julius Malema has been vocal in his support for people to invade unoccupied land.

The municipal land is situated in Ward 33 between Uitenhage and Chelsea roads.

A number of “Malema Village” residents said they were originally from the surrounding areas of Izinyoka and Govan Mbeki and were tired of waiting for proper housing from the government.

(edited by MLM)

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