More than 800 evictions have taken place since the country entered the coronavirus lockdown

The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) says more than 800 evictions have taken place since the country entered into the national coronavirus lockdown. The most recent of these cases involves Bulelani Qholani from Khayelitsha township in Cape Town. He was violently dragged out of his shack naked as the Cape Town Anti-Land Invasion unit demolished his shack. This resulted in a huge public outcry which brought into question the lack of dignity which goes with most evictions. Legal expert Lucky Makhubela says those that have been removed unlawfully or during the lockdown can and must seek legal recourse.