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Nellmapius protest

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We did a story in Nellmapius yesterday where people were told that they will be given free land.  People started queuing early but there was no-one to allocate any land.  People with building material started erecting structures and people without resources physically stood on their empty piece of land to guard it.  By late morning metro and police arrived and the structures where destroyed. The protest escalated quickly with people barricading the roads with rocks and burning tyres and throwing rocks and the police (and later the media).  Police and metro retaliated by shooting rubber bullets into the crowd.  The ward councilor’s house was vandalised and ransacked.

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Read the story on Netwerk24

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