Illegal farmers evicted to make way for cement factory

January 22, 2018, 6:50pm

About 30 illegal livestock farmers have been evicted this past weekend in the pursuit for the construction of a Cheetah Cement factory, sources have revealed. 

The farmers have been residing on the plot for more than 10 years despite several eviction notices served by the Otjiwarongo municipality to force them off the plot to allow for mining operations by Cheetah Cement to commence, public relations officer of Otjiwarongo municipality Adelheid Shilongo confirmed. 

“We have been trying to get these farmers moved from this plot for a long time now. Some have moved but some stayed. Now the factory and the municipality have entered into a lease agreement.