South African Eviction Service Guilty of Theft, Violence?
Evictees from a Johannesburg inner city apartment block have accused members of the Red Ant Security Relocation and Eviction Services of theft when their belongings were removed from the building. This comes after accusations by residents of an informal settlement in Tembisa claiming they were shot with rubber bullets by the 'Red Ants' when they were forcibly removed from their homes.
South Africa: 'Red Ants' Turf Residents Out of Johannesburg Building
GroundUp, 19 July 2017
An entire inner city block was cordoned off in Johannesburg on Wednesday morning as workers from the Red Ant security company hauled people's belongings out of the decrepit 12… Read more »
Top: Members of the Red Ant Security Relocation and Eviction Services. Bottom-left: Residents of an informal settlement between Ivory Park and Tembisa township sit with their belongings after being evicted by the Red Ants. Bottom-right: A resident is seen with a cat that was killed during evictions in the Bekezela informal settlement in Newtown.
South Africa: Red Ants Accused of Firing Rubber Bullets
GroundUp, 14 July 2017
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.… Read more »
South Africa: Man Dies in Raid By Red Ants
GroundUp, 9 June 2017
Accusations of theft and assault against eviction squad in Ivory Park Read more »