Homes in Msholozi demolished – community anger spills over into Rocky’s Drift

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Screenshot from the SABC video.

A video by SABC News shows front loaders demolishing newly built homes in the Msholozi area which has now resulted in protests and according to traffic WhatsApp groups, people shooting at cars on Rocky Drift gravel road.

According to information, vehicles in the area which seem to be patrolling (no confirmation on this) are Black BMW, Blue Huyndai, Black Golf and Red Golf.

The local government has apparently advised the owners of these homes not to build in the area as a railway line is to be upgraded where the houses have now been erected. The warnings not to build on the land, were ignored and these houses are now, it is alleged, even built on section where the line has been removed. The building started at the beginning of this year.

A police presence is in the area and NewsHorn will update our readers.

Do take care when driving in the area and try to avoid the gravel road.