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Dark Buildings: violent, attempted eviction at Milton Court

27/09/2012
Nigga What by S:P:S
Nigga What, a photo by S:P:S on Flickr.

Residents of Milton Court last night were literally up in arms as a small group of hired security, sent by the apparent owner of the building blocked the entrance and told residents that they could no longer stay there.

Residents say that about 10 security guards in reflective vests and security caps came to the building on Pritchard Street just before 10pm and asked residents to vacate the premises. It was said the security had no court order of eviction and had no support from the sheriff.

Violence only leads to violence and that is exactly what happened. With most of the 300 or so residents of the three story building on the street it wasn’t long before words and pushes were exchanged, escalating into the throwing of glass bottles, plastic chairs and rubbish before police and JMPD arrived on the scene.

The apparent owner, Mark Steele, was not available for comment but he is a known property developer in Johannesburg who has been involved in another eviction case as recently as 2010 concerning a property in Yeoville. In that particular case, the residents were not evicted.

Police woes by S:P:S
Police woes, a photo by S:P:S on Flickr.

#darkbuildings #innercityjoburg

[Most of these stories around these issues will appear in The Star]

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  1. dasilva78 permalink
    06/04/2014 07:43

    Reblogged this on 2august78.

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