'Police had an obligation to act on Olievenhoutbosch land invaders'

The lawyer representing six property owners in Olievenhoutbosch has asked that the High Court in Pretoria order the police to remove land invaders from their property.

Several families have grabbed land and built shacks on the Tshwane property.

Stephen Grootes spoke to Yasmin Omar, from Zehir Omar Attorneys representing the applicants.

When the land grab was taking place, the police, at the time President Ramaphosa was there, Ramaphosa reassured the public that the law shall take its course. Nothing happened.

Yasmin Omar, lawyer at Zehir Omar Attorneys

The crime of trespassing was being committed in the presence of the police. Thereafter, the owners went to these people who were unlawfully on the property and the reaction of these people satisfied the crime of intimidation.

Yasmin Omar, lawyer at Zehir Omar Attorneys

The police had the constitutional obligation to, in fact, start the prosecution process.

Yasmin Omar, lawyer at Zehir Omar Attorneys

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This article first appeared on 702 : 'Police had an obligation to act on Olievenhoutbosch land invaders'


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