Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Jo'burg squatters vow to fight eviction

Squatters occupying an abandoned factory in Johannesburg have set up burning barricades to defy police and remain in their homes, the Mail & Guardian reports. The squatters are prepared to pay rent. Indeed, they are paying rent now, to the South African National Civics Organization, a group allied with the ruling African National Congress.

So where is SANCO during this dispute? Why isn't it mobilizing to protect the squatters? Taking the money and running, I'd guess. Can anyone say poverty pimps?

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