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Police have recovered the third firearm – a shotgun - taken from police during violent protests in Zwelihle, in Hermanus last month.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said on Monday that a partnership between police and the community resulted in the recovery of the firearm.
Three firearms were taken during the protests.
"In the course of the robbery, a police official sustained serious injury after being attacked with an axe. Two other firearms have since been recovered."
A suspect has been charged with the unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.
"Provincial SAPS (SA Police Service) management has commended the role played by the community in ensuring the shotgun was returned to the police."
CAPE TOWN - There is unrest in Hermanus again, four months after protesters in Zwelihle shut down the area.
Earlier this year more than 1,000 Zwelihle residents took to the streets calling for land to be unlocked for affordable housing.
On Friday morning, hundreds of residents from Zwelihle, Hawston and other neighbouring communities are once again protesting.
More than a year has passed since unrest and protests over housing erupted in Hermanus, yet very little has been done to resolve the problem.
Zwelihle residents have called an urgent meeting with government and police management on 24 June. They say that promises by the then Minister of Human Settlements Bonginkosi Madikizela and Minister of Police Bheki Cele have not been kept.
In an effort to get residents to call off the protest in March last year, Madikizela told them that he had identified a plot of land to be developed for backyard dwellers. On 18 May 2018, Ntomboxolo Makoba-Somdaka, spokesperson for the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements, told GroundUp that an agreement was reached with the land owner.
Last week, Zwelihle community leader Theron Mqhu said they were previously told that the Schulphoek land would be expropriated with reasonable compensation. He said they would be demanding answers from officials.
I read this article this morning. It doesn't include any of the positive developments of this year.A year after Hermanus unrest, land occupation unresolved
More at : https://www.groundup.org.za/article...nd-zwelihle-residents-more-year-after-unrest/
Strange. I was under the impression that the land was going to be purchased and developed in the Better Living model.'They just don't want black people living next to the sea': Hermanus land case continues
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'They just don't want black people living next to the sea': Hermanus land case continues
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"We are not going to promote any form of discrimination or exclusion of human beings nor stand by and watch people perpetuate racism and promote xenophobia. We believe that we will have one Hermanus, a united Hermanus," said Zwelihle Renewal.