Denel goes to court over land grab
Cape Town - Denel was approaching the Western Cape High Court on Friday for an eviction order against people who occupied land in Khayelitsha belonging to the state-owned arms manufacturer.
In a statement, Denel condemned the land invasion led by the Economic Freedom Fighters.
“Acts of this nature play with the emotions of poor people in that people who lead such invasions, do not warn people that they are breaking the law and their hopes will be dashed as the law will subsequently take its course because we live in a constitutional democracy with laws, rights and responsibilities that govern all aspects of our lives,” Denel said.
“Illegally occupied land will surely not fall within municipal or provincial government plans for the provision of basic services. Any illegal occupation, therefore, in essence creates a much bigger problem for our communities.”
On Monday, EFF Western Cape leader Nazier Paulsen led a group of people to occupy land next to the Nolungile train station in Khayelitsha.
Police and city law enforcement officers broke down illegally erected structures and are keeping watch over the area.
Denel obtained an interdict preventing the further erection of structures on Tuesday night.