[durban] - Chatsworth land invasion drama

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Area councillor Anoop Rampersad told the Daily News that residents had been on the road burning rubble since last week, following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s visit to Chatsworth after the storm.

“I engaged with them back then and they said it was unfair that the president visited just one area of Chatsworth and forgot about Welbedacht. By Friday, the protests had subsided but on Saturday night they flared again,” he said.

He said metro police and the city’s anti-land invasion unit had responded and dispersed invaders using rubber bullets and tear gas.

The informal residents had lived in Smartie Town and A Section in Welbedacht East before the floods and despite eThekwini Municipality and the Department of Co-operative Governance’s promise to assist those displaced by last week’s floods with shelter, 13 families remain cramped in the area councillor’s Welbedacht office....

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