Rustenburg: The Rustenburg Local Municipality has followed every step of the land invasion eviction procedure, as it executes the eviction order today, 6th October 2021, granted by the Mmabatho High Court earlier.

On Sunday, 3rd October 2021, the Sheriff of the High Court served land invaders at portion 1 of the farm Rietvlei, along the N4 national road, with eviction orders, giving them three days to vacate the land, failing which the Municipality with the help of the police, will have to execute the order. Subsequently, forceful evictions had to be carried out today, 6th October 2021, after invaders failed to comply with the court order within three days.

Currently, the eviction process is unfolding as expected, with no unusual incident. This is done to uphold the rule of law, as well as not to set precedent for such unlawfully actions in the future. Meanwhile, the Western bypass (Koster off-ramp) and the Eastern bypass (Helen Joseph off-ramp) of the N4 national road are closed to ensure safety of passing-by motorists, as well as to lower the traffic volume. This is done temporarily as a precautionary measure, until the eviction process is completed.

Issued by the Communications Unit
Rustenburg Local Municipality