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CAPE TOWN – A Steenberg resident says that she lost all her belongings during chaotic evictions at a social housing complex in the area.
Shafiekah Behardien’s apartment was torched on Monday when residents clashed with police and security guards at Steenvilla.
The Social Housing Company (SOHCO) had secured a court order to evict 22 families who were in arrears.
Behardien says her family was not among those who were to be evicted.
“When I got there everything was burnt to ashes. My house, my life was torched. Everything single thing was torched. I don’t understand why people would do this. We are not affiliated to the eviction in any way.”
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