Jwaneng squatters scamper to new camp

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The imminent demolitions have sent Jwaneng Industrial site squatters scampering to a new settlement, which has no basic amenities.

As word reached many that Monday was the D-Day for demolitions, the settlers could be seen frantically dismantling what were once their homes.

Metseame Mashiakgomo, who was amongst the first to occupy the area, was filled with sadness as she related her story. "Re tshaba go thubelwa (we are afraid of the demolitions)," the 65-year-old pointed to her grandchildren and husband carrying corrugated iron roofing sheets to the new camp. Mashiakgomo said they had heard that the 'yellow monsters' (Caterpillars) were on the way; hence they had to cart away as much property as they could before it was all destroyed.

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