PHOTOS: Marikana informal settlement evictions, support protest

Marikana informal settlement in Phillipi East, Cape Town, was this past week a battleground between police and locals. Police wanted to remove locals who had illegally invaded private land and built shacks on this land because they don’t have any place else to go. Evictions will continue. This is what it looks like in Marikana now. It is also the commemoration week of the Marikana mineworker killings that happened on 16 August 2012 in the North West Province. All pictures by Yazeed Kamaldien

Protesters march down Cape Town's streets in support of Marikana informal settlement and to commemorate Marikana mineworkers killings on August 16, 2012. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Protesters march down Cape Town’s streets in support of Marikana informal settlement and to commemorate Marikana mineworkers killings on August 16, 2012. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Protesters march down Cape Town's streets in support of Marikana informal settlement and to commemorate Marikana mineworkers killings on August 16, 2012. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Protesters march down Cape Town’s streets in support of Marikana informal settlement and to commemorate Marikana mineworkers killings on August 16, 2012. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Locals use all sorts of materials to build shacks. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Locals use all sorts of materials to build shacks. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Men rebuilding shacks. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Men rebuilding shacks. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Spotted: President Jacob Zuma and hanging laundry out to dry. Ironic? Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Spotted: President Jacob Zuma and hanging laundry out to dry. Ironic? Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Spotted: Nelson Mandela mural. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Spotted: Nelson Mandela mural. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Protesters march down Cape Town's streets in support of Marikana informal settlement and to commemorate Marikana mineworkers killings on August 16, 2012. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Protesters march down Cape Town’s streets in support of Marikana informal settlement and to commemorate Marikana mineworkers killings on August 16, 2012. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Spotted: a Democratic Alliance T-shirt. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Spotted: a Democratic Alliance T-shirt. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Men rebuilding shacks. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Men rebuilding shacks. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

People whose shacks were demolished this week had their goods out on the streets. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

People whose shacks were demolished this week had their goods out on the streets. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Protesters march down Cape Town's streets in support of Marikana informal settlement and to commemorate Marikana mineworkers killings on August 16, 2012. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Protesters march down Cape Town’s streets in support of Marikana informal settlement and to commemorate Marikana mineworkers killings on August 16, 2012. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

The Hondwane family rebuilding their shack. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

The Hondwane family rebuilding their shack. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Khayakazi Tshaka on side of the road with her goods. She had to rebuild her shack. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Khayakazi Tshaka on side of the road with her goods. She had to rebuild her shack. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Men rebuilding shacks. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Men rebuilding shacks. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

The Hondwane family rebuilding their shack. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

The Hondwane family rebuilding their shack. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Locals use all sorts of materials to build shacks. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Locals use all sorts of materials to build shacks. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

The Hondwane family rebuilding their shack. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

The Hondwane family rebuilding their shack. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Protesters march down Cape Town's streets in support of Marikana informal settlement and to commemorate Marikana mineworkers killings on August 16, 2012. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Protesters march down Cape Town’s streets in support of Marikana informal settlement and to commemorate Marikana mineworkers killings on August 16, 2012. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Remains of a demolished shack. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Remains of a demolished shack. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Tumi Ramahlele from Marikana informal settlement called police "gangsters who kill the poor". The green blanket symbolically links him to Mgcineni Noki, a Lonmin mineworker killed during confrontations with North West police, who wore a green blanket when killed in 2012. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Tumi Ramahlele from Marikana informal settlement called police “gangsters who kill the poor”. The green blanket symbolically links him to Mgcineni Noki, a Lonmin mineworker killed during confrontations with North West police, who wore a green blanket when killed in 2012. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Locals use all sorts of materials to build shacks. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

Locals use all sorts of materials to build shacks. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

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About Yazeed Kamaldien

Self-employed journalist and photographer from South Africa.

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