Red Ants bite back over Alex demolitions

File: Joburg mayor Geoff Makhubo defended the demolishing of the shacks in Lawley.

File: Joburg mayor Geoff Makhubo defended the demolishing of the shacks in Lawley.

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JOHANNESBURG - We were only doing our job in Alexandra.

That's according to Security and Evictions Services unit, the Red Ants.

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The unit says it was appointed by the City of Johannesburg following a September 2016 court order.

The unit demolished about 80 illegal shacks in the township last week.

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Officials say it was a joint operation with the SAPS and the JMPD.

The unit has further denied claims that the Red Ants have been blacklisted from operating in the City of Johannesburg.

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