Pieter Dempsey
1 minute read
26 Mar 2018
9:09 am

Five suspects arrested during attempted Waterfall land invasion

Pieter Dempsey

About 2 000 people attempted to invade land in Waterfall, Midrand, on Friday, 24 March.

About 2 000 people attempted to invade a piece of land in Waterfall on Friday 24 March.

Police have confirmed that five suspects were arrested in Waterfall, Midrand on Friday, 24 March, in an attempted land invasion incident.

Metro police were on standby on Saturday, 25 March, as it is believed that people were ‘registering’ for land in Marlboro and subsequently making their way to choose a piece of open land in Waterfall, reports Midrand Reporter.

READ MORE: Land invasion hits Buffalo City Municipality, EC

Metro police were on standby in Waterfall. Photo: Supplied

Metro police were on standby in Waterfall. Photo: Supplied

On Friday, police spokesperson Captain Meyer said about 2 000 people gathered at a piece of land in Waterfall around 11am and attempted to invade it.

Police arrested five people for malicious damage to property.

Police arrested five people for malicious damage to property.

Five people were arrested and charged with malicious damage to property.

The Midrand Reporter understands that the attempted land invaders broke down the fence to the private property and attempted to build shacks.

Land invasion hits Buffalo City Municipality, EC

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