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01 February 2015

City Warns Against Invasion In Cornubia 

EThekwini Municipality has taken a tough stance and will not stand for those who invade housing projects in and around the City.

This is after about 300 families invaded incomplete houses in Cornubia on Saturday, 30 January 2016. They arrived in buses and taxis to move in their furniture and vandalised the units in the process.

City officials addressed them on site as they were raising concerns regarding the allocation process. They were later advised to vacate the area by police. 

Security has been beefed up to ensure visibility and secure the Cornubia precinct. Council has a zero tolerance approach to housing invasion and is committed to putting an end to this practice.

There are about 586 families living in Cornubia which is KwaZulu-Natal’s largest mixed use and mixed income integrated human settlement. This project will ultimately provide 15 000 housing units for indigent beneficiaries.

ENDS

Issued by the Head of Communications, Tozi Mthethwa. 

For more information contact Gugu Mbonambi on 031 311 4855 or email: gugu.mbonambi@durban.gov.za or Princess Nkabane on 031 311 4818 or email: princess.nkabane@durban.gov.za​

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