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5 Jun 2014
7:40 am

Alexandra families evicted

The Red Ants have evicted families living in abandoned factories in Alexandra, Johannesburg metro police said on Wednesday.

FILE PICTURE: Shacks are seen on the Jukskei River in Alexandra, northern Johannesburg: Tracy Lee Stark

“A court order has been served for people to abandon factories which were occupied illegally,” said JMPD spokesman Wayne Minnaar.

He said Red Ants evicted the families around 11am and certain roads were closed off.

“JMPD closed off First Avenue and Arkright Avenue in Alexandra and traffic was diverted to Second Street as an alternative.”

– Sapa