Police on high alert in Marlboro, warn protesters

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Gauteng Police are on high alert in Marlboro, north of Johannesburg, after some houses were set alight by disgruntled residents whose homes were demolished by the Red Ants on Friday morning.

About 80 structures which had been built few meters from the Marlboro Gautrain station were destroyed because authorities say they’ve been erected illegally.

Police have warned those behind the torching of houses in Marlboro that they will be found and face the full might of the law.

It’s understood the Red Ants were executing a court order.

Spokesperson Kay Makhubele says:”Police will continue being deployed in the area. It is just unfortunate when we move out of the area in the morning we heard that there are two houses that were set alight.

“We have opened a public violence case which we are investigating. And we are going to make sure we identify those responsible and they will be arrested.”

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Several people have been left homeless after the Red Ants demolished illegal structures in Marlboro, ward 109 near the Gautrain station.


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