RESIDENTS of Okahandja, who were evicted from land they grabbed illegally during September, will be allowed to remain where they are until they are provided with alternative accommodation.
The People’s Litigation Center that acted on behalf of the land grabbers managed to stay an eviction order obtained by the Okahandja Town Council in the High Court.
More than 2 000 people were involved in the illegal land grabbing at Okahandja that took place at the informal settlements of Ekunde, Ekunde Extension 5, Veddersdal Extension 1, 2, and 3, Five Rand Extension 3 and 4, and other areas of municipal land.
The Okahandja Town Council obtained an eviction order from the local magistrate’s court.
The People’s Litigation Centre was successful in their application to nullify the court order in the Windhoek High Court which means that the land grabbers will be able to stay where they are until such time that the town council will be able to accommodate them on serviced land.