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maverick - 2 month ago

LAND MATTERS: Eviction, extortion and upheaval: A mother of five’s search for a place to call home in Khayelitsha

Nyameka Mantambo, a mother of five, was evicted after being unable to pay rent in Khayelitsha during the Covid-19 pandemic. She moved to Empolweni where, after shacks were destroyed and obtaining permission to rebuild, she was forced off the land after community members tried to extort R1,000 to ‘allow’ her to erect a shelter. The land belongs to the City of Cape Town.


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