Traffic lights were also damaged during yesterday’s protest, sparked by rumours that their shacks would be demolished. The scores of residents said they were prepared to fight for their homes, which have been erected on privately owned land for about five months.
The owner has two court cases against them. Roads between Duinefontein and Friedman were closed in both directions, said Traffic Services spokesperson Richard Coleman.
Resident Zusiphe Ndlova said they couldn’t agree to be thrown out of their house, especially in winter.
“I have three young children. I wouldn’t want to sleep outside. For the past five months we have been fighting for this land. Our materials have been taken and damaged during the evictions. We have been living as a big community which is over 300 people now.