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GroundUp: Red Ants accused of firing rubber bullets

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Red Ants accused of firing rubber bullets

Residents also claim their belongings were stolen during evictions


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Residents sit with their belongings after being evicted by the Red Ants. Photo: Andrew Bennie
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On Tuesday, the Red Ant Security Relocation and Eviction Services (commonly known as the Red Ants) evicted shack dwellers on the border between Ivory Park and Tembisa township. Residents once again accused the Red Ants of violence and theft of their cellphones and cash.  Continue reading

GroundUp: Man dies in raid by Red Ants

Man dies in raid by Red Ants

Accusations of theft and assault against eviction squad in Ivory Park

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Scorched earth after the violent evictions at Ivory Park. Photo: Nyoni Mazibuko
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On Monday 22 May, the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) and the Red Ant Security Relocation and Eviction Services (commonly referred to as the Red Ants) arrived to demolish a few hundred new homes erected on a piece of land dividing Ward 133 of Ivory Park and Tembisa townships.

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