Cape Town - Members of social housing advocacy group Reclaim the City have illegally occupied a prime piece of land in Foreshore. Several shacks have also been erected on the land.
"This used to be a public land that is now kept by the wealthiest company and this land symbolizes the problems that we are facing in Cape Town," said Reclaim the City's Nkosikhona Swaartbooi.
Swaartbooi said they plan to occupy the land for the next few days.
The occupation comes following reports that the City lost out on R140 million of public money due to an alleged botched auction of prime land on the Foreshore.
Social housing advocacy group Ndifuna Ukwazi initially sounded the alarm after they obtained documents which raised serious questions about top City officials allegedly implicated in a so-called botched auction of the prime piece of land.