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houseANA reports that a case in which houses in Marikana were illegally occupied was postponed in the North West High Court on Thursday to allow the occupants to file their heads of argument.  

The Rustenburg Local Municipality is seeking an order to get the illegal occupants removed.  People started to occupy the houses forcefully in January, after North West premier Supra Mahumapelo and Housing Minister Lindiwe Sisulu handed houses over to two residents.  During the symbolic handover ceremony, a group of community members dressed in red Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) T-shirts protested and vowed to occupy the houses forcefully.  They claimed that the houses were built for mineworkers following the deaths of 34 Lonmin mineworkers who were killed in 2012 during a violent wage strike at the Lonmin’s Marikana operations.

  • Read this report by Molaole Montsho in full at IOL News
  • See too, Marikana housing conflict grows, at The New Age

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