Protests erupt over Howell road evictions

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Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 22 August 2017| 29 Zhul Qadha 1438

Protests erupted today as hundreds of residents from Howell Road in Durban’s Sydenham area face eviction from their homes.

Community members say the red ants, police and other law enforcement agencies are in the area.
Resident, Roxanne Smith has told Newswatch that home-owners are frightened.

“People are very scared and they have left with their kids. The Red Ants are here with rubber bullets, and guns loaded, they have geared up and there are two police units. The roads are barricaded,” she says.

Motorists are  urged to stay clear of the area as rocks were placed on the road.

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