Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Evictions in South Africa

Security forces in South Africa have forcibly evicted 300 residents from two housing complexes in Johannesburg, arguing that the buildings were unsafe, the Mail & Guardian reports. Authorities said they arrested 90 illegal immigrants and six people with criminal records. The squatters were paying rent to local street gangs--apparently totaling R345 000 a month!

So why are the squatters being targeted and not the street gangs?

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