Thursday, September 07, 2006
1,800 Johannesburg squatters who had been in their homes for 14 years were illegally evicted yesterday, a local city council member told The Star newspaper. The problem: eviction notices were served on the wrong community. The newspaper reports that shreds of childrens' homework and half eaten loaves of bread litter the ground where the shacks were destroyed. Authorities carted away much of the usable debris, so the squatters couldn't even build rudimentary shelters.