Residents, police stand-off in Tembisa

Published Oct 14, 2010


Hundreds of residents from the Madelakufa squatter camp surrounded the Ekhuruleni Municipality's Tembisa Customer Care Centre to demand houses. Armed police and Metro police officers gathered on the property to keep the peace as angry residents waved placards and flags, shouted out their complaints and demanded to be heard by council officials.

The residents handed over a memorandum of demands, insisting that 2 500 of Madelakufa's estimated 8 000 residents be immediately relocated to houses at nearby Strydom Land, referred to as “our promised land”.

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