PIG FARMERS are living in fear of land invaders who have built their shacks next to their hog lots!
This follows a threat by some of the land invaders to the farmers that they will slaughter their pigs as soon as they finish building their shacks.
On Tuesday farmers Simphiwe Bangisa (41) and Mpendulo Nkwateni (35) told Daily Sun that some of the residents have vowed to drag the pigs out of their pigsty in Kwakaku bush, Khayelitsha in Uitenhage.
Simphiwe, who has five pigs, said: “Some of the people here say the days of our pigs are numbered! They say they stood in the rain while voting and our pigs didn’t queue to vote during the recent elections, so they cannot occupy the open land.
Fellow farmer Mpendulo, who has 28 pigs, said they fear that when people run out of ideas they might slaughter their pigs.
“This land was not occupied by anyone. We came here in order to use it for our pigs because people in the kasi chased us away claiming that our pigs were causing a stink. These pigs are our source of income.”
EFF’s Kholekile Sati (40) said:
“We will not tolerate crime in this area and our mission is to make sure people get houses. We registered 1 500 people on Monday and on Tuesday the number grew to over 3 000.”
Mthubanzi Mniki, the Nelson Mandela Bay municipal spokesman, said: “We have been granted a 14-day eviction order by the court to remove the invaders. Evictions will start today.”