'There's a squatter on our stoep!'

15 February 2019 - 08:18 By MALIBONGWE DAYIMANI
Tenants of this block of flats in East London say they have to sneak into their apartments to avoid attracting the attention of a man who has set up home on a veranda there.
Tenants of this block of flats in East London say they have to sneak into their apartments to avoid attracting the attention of a man who has set up home on a veranda there.
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A vagrant who, at times, has angry outbursts, is living on the veranda of a block of flats in Quigney, East London, forcing tenants to sneak into their apartments for fear of attracting his attention.

He has been living there for almost a month, the Daily Dispatch newspaper reported on Friday.

Four families occupy the block.

The stoep is piled with his bags and litter. There is a powerful stench, as he relieves himself on the veranda and pavement lawn, according to tenants and the newspaper.

One tenant told the Daily Dispatch: “When he has violent episodes, he bangs on the door and shouts that the house belongs to him. We don’t even know this person.”

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