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.



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.