Bramley View protests erupt once again over new shacks

Armed Metro police restore calm in Bramley View.

 

Following weeks of anger surrounding the erection of shacks, the residents of Bramley View situated next to the settlement began protesting in the early morning on 7 August.

Spokesperson for Metro police, Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar confirmed that the residents began protesting on Lyndhurst Road in Bramley View. He said Metro police closed the road and attempted to subdue the protesting residents.

Minnaar said the roads have been reopened.

Read: #ICYMI: Rugheimer addressed latest protest against Organic Market

The shacks were erected at the end of last year to house displaced people who were removed by the City of Johannesburg from Wynberg.

Ward 81 councillor Irene Rugheimer said the shacks have been on the land for many years, but the addition of the newer shacks brought the numbers from 69 to 114. These additions have angered local residents who have claimed that the shacks have devalued their properties.

Rugheimer added that the residents were waiting for a response from City of Johannesburg regarding their demands to have the shacks removed.

This is a developing story and updates will follow.

Edited by Stacey Woensdregt

  AUTHOR
By Andrei van Wyk

find your
dream home

looking for an
affordable
apartment

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News

COMMENTS

Top
Recommended Story x
Bramley View residents threaten to burn shacks if they are not removed

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Alex News
City Buzz
Fourways Review
Joburg East Express
Midrand Reporter
North Eastern Tribune
Northcliff Melville Times
Randburg Sun
Roodepoort Northsider
Rosebank Killarney Gazette
Sandton Chronicle


Your details:


Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)
Other