Johannesburg - Thirteen people were arrested for erecting shacks on private land in Soweto on Saturday, Johannesburg metro police said.

Spokesman Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said a group of about 100 people invaded land belonging to Transnet in Mzimhlope.

“Six women and seven men disobeyed officers' orders to stop erecting the illegal structures on private land,” he said.

They would appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on charges of illegal gathering and trespassing.