Protesting Khoisan claim they have been told to move to allow grass to grow

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Almost nine months after Khoisan protesters set up a makeshift kraal outside the Union Buildings next to Nelson Mandela’s statue, they say they are now being forced to move so that the grass can grow back.

Sitting in the middle of the kraal surrounded by protest posters and worn tents, Chief Khoisan SA, who has led the protest since the end of November 2018, maintained the kraal would remain where it was until their demands were met. This after an official from the Department of Public Works allegedly told them they would be moved to a different area to allow the grass to grow back.

“We will stand our ground, we are not going to move,” Chief Khoisan SA told News24 on Tuesday.

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