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300 evicted from Klein Akker farm in Kraaifontein

The owners of the land intend to develop it for industrial purposes.

More than 300 people, including pensioners, women and children, have been evicted from Klein Akker farm in Kraaifontein and left destitute.

The 300, who had resided on Klein Akker farm near Wallacedene in Kraaifontein, some for nearly two decades, have been left to sleep on the street since Monday.

Klein Akker community spokesperson Anna-Marie Schoeman said the residents were stripped of their dignity as they were made to sit along Botfontein Road while their goods were destroyed during the eviction process.

“The people who came to evict us demolished everything. My new wendy house has been completely destroyed and we have nothing while we wait for alternative accommodation.

“Some of our items have been moved to a storage place for about a month, but thereafter they will also remove them if we have no place to move them to,” said Schoeman.

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“On Monday night we slept on bricks because we had nowhere else to go. My children and the other people living here do not know such conditions,” said Schoeman.

The registered owner of the land is a private company called Odvest was which intends to develop the land into an industrial or semi-industrial property.

More: Cape Times

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