EFF stages landgrab in Ballito

A group of EFF members staged a land grab on prime real estate in Ballito on Sunday.

The seaside town, north of Durban, is home to some of the most opulent developments in KwaZulu-Natal.

A well-placed police source with knowledge of the incident, who could not be named as he is not authorised to speak to the press, confirmed that two groups of EFF members had attempted to stake their claim on a tract of farm land on the outskirts of the town.

“This morning we had an incident with two groups of EFF members who tried to occupy a piece of the land which flanks the N2 near the entrance to Ballito. Police officers were called to the scene,” he said.

“They were intent on claiming the piece of land which belongs to a local farmer who eventually came to the hilltop where they all were,” the source said.

“The owner of the land spoke to them and everyone agreed to convene a meeting in two weeks. There is a process that needs to be followed with these land claims, you cannot just show up and expect to start building,” he said.

Louis Kotze, of security firm Ballito Hawks, confirmed that the attempted land grab was ongoing.

Source: News24