Several were arrested when they entered the building with belongings.
“We can confirm that four men and two women were arrested for trespassing and malicious damage to property.
“We can also confirm that on Tuesday, three women were arrested for trespassing. They all appeared in Cape Town Magistrate’s court today,” said police spokesperson FC Van Wyk.
Rocklands Villas has been standing vacant for over 20 years. It’s still unclear who exactly the group is that occupied the building and who they are affiliated with. One organisation that has been campaigning for affordable housing is the Umhlaba Wethu Development group.