Tshwane may land in court over demolitions

Homes of about 200 families were demolished and their belongings confiscated by Tshwane metro police last week.

The Tshwane Municipality said these families occupied the area illegally.

But Lawyers for Human Rights said the evictions were illegal.

The organisation is now threatening legal action against the Tshwane Municipality.

“The City of Tshwane was supposed to institute proper legal eviction and that is by making an application to have residents of Inzithobeni evicted of which they did not do,” said Tarisai Mugunyani of Lawyers Human Rights.

This is the second time Lawyers for Human Rights will be taking action against the municipality over the same issue.

The last time, the Constitutional Court ruled against the municipality.

The organisation plans on filing an urgent interdict against the municipality from demolishing the homes again.