The Hilton “land grabbers” have reportedly obeyed a court order granted in the Pietermaritzburg High Court, and have vacated the property.
Police confirmed yesterday that there had been no further incidents on the 82-hectare piece of land, and that the illegal occupiers had left the property, so no arrests had to be enforced.
The drama began on Sunday when a Winterskloof landowner, Edmund “Rusty” Roodt, noticed several people knocking steel pegs into the ground in an attempt to demarcate plots on his property.
He reported the matter to the police, but was told that he would have to produce a title deed to the property before any action could be taken.
On Monday, Roodt saw that a bulldozer and tractor were being used to level plots that had been demarcated the previous day.