Denel seeks urgent eviction order against land occupation


Denel, on whose land members of the Economic Freedom Front (EFF) led an illegal occupation near Khayelitsha on Monday, is in the process of applying for an eviction order against the illegal occupants of the land.

Denel condemns the illegal occupation of the land or any acts that seek to undermine the laws of the country. The company will approach the courts and the law will have to take its course.

Acts of this nature are not only illegal, but are also insensitive, as they further bring up service delivery issues, because the illegally occupied land on which informal settlements have now been built do not fall within municipal or provincial government plans for the provision of basic services.

Any illegal occupation, therefore, in essence creates a much bigger problem for communities and actually undermines poor people.