PRETORIA - The Wallmansthal community in Pretoria is demanding its land back.
Residents were forcefully removed from the area many decades ago.
Their attempts to reclaim the land have fallen on deaf ears.
But there's a glimmer of hope after Parliament voted in favour of expropriation of land without compensation.
The claim was finalised in 2007 but to date, the vast majority of the 446 title deeds have not been handed over to the claimants.
The #Wallmansthal land claim, north of Pretoria, was finalised in 2007. To date, the vast majority of the 446 title deeds have not been handed over to the claimants. @TheMikeAppel speaks to Chairperson of the Communal Property Association, Maureen Maluleka. Courtesy #DStv403 pic.twitter.com/KgXF29PuFL— eNCA (@eNCA) February 28, 2018
The graves of the original land claimants are scattered all over the #Wallmansthal area. The community was forcefully removed from 1960 onwards to townships like Soshanguve, Soweto, Hammanskraal, etc. @eNCA pic.twitter.com/olpCBEsiuA— Michael (@TheMikeAppel) February 28, 2018
#Wallmansthal land claimants standing in the remnants of what should have been a chicken coup/training & rehabilitation center for the community. It has been gutted for sheet metal by illegal land grabbers in the area. @eNCA pic.twitter.com/7cakk6D5kY— Michael (@TheMikeAppel) February 28, 2018