Property hijacking

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Wastepickers set up home in abandoned suburban properties

15 November 2020 - 00:00

What was once a multimillion-rand luxury home in Joburg’s plush northern suburbs is now nothing more than a depot for wastepickers.

Neighbours have to weave past clumsily erected shacks, a crude pit latrine and piles of rubbish in Bompas Road, Dunkeld West. It has left them fuming and worried about health hazards...

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