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Land grabbers in Kameelfontein north of Pretoria were removed today after AfriBusiness obtained an urgent interdict in the North Gauteng High Court on 23 June 2017. The red Ants, Cullinan’s Sheriff, the South African Police Service and the Tshwane Metro Police cooperated to give effect to the interdict and removed all illegal structures and land grabbers.
“AfriBusiness will continue fighting for the protection of property rights in South Africa. We cannot sit by and watch how the Constitution is being ignored without taking real action on behalf of our members. We cannot allow South Africa to become another Zimbabwe. As R.W. Johnson recently confirmed at a media conference: Law and order must be maintained, because there is nowhere else that South Africans can go to,” says Charles Castle, Manager of the Labour Law Advice Unit at AfriBusiness.
“Political rhetoric by radical parties is the main reason for these types of actions. Political parties should be held responsible for reckless statements that they often make,” Castle concludes.
As business rights watchdog, AfriBusiness protects property rights in South Africa as no democratic system can exist without the security of property right.
“Zimbabwe showed what abuses of property rights can do to a country. Well-organised business people and communities are therefore indispensable to ensure the continuation of a healthy economy, precisely to ensure that what have happened in our neighbouring country does not happen here,” says Armand Greyling, Legal and Policy Analyst at AfriBusiness.
SMS “Land” to 32277 to help protect and retain property rights in South Africa.