Durban - A shack settlement is beginning to increase in a greenbelt opposite plush homes on the Bluff, south of Durban.
The settlement sprung up recently on Garcin Place and is beginning to increase rapidly with residents reporting that more squatters moved in on Wednesday while building material was being dropped off.
Andy Rossell a concerned resident, Community Policing Forum (CPF)and Community Orientated Policing(COP) member, said the eThekwini Land Invasion Unit was dealing with it. He said it was a political hot potato which needs to be handled correctly.
"I could write a book on what the Bluff CPF/COP group deals with on a daily basis. It's time for Bluff residents to become more involved in our security and surroundings. Our police station is understaffed, lack vehicles and resources," he explained.
Rossell said the COP and Brighton Beach police had visited the site on Tuesday.