To tackle the issue of hijacked buildings in Johannesburg, the Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) in charge of safety and a member of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) used Twitter. They shared a video to tell everyone about an important update.
From what we can tell, the MMC raided a hijacked building called Casa Mia, which belongs to the city of Johannesburg, according to the tweet’s context. In common usage, a “hijacked building” is a structure that has been taken over by squatters or unwelcome guests who do not have the right to be there. Large safety and legal issues might arise from these structures.
Johannesburg Municipality Deputy Mayor for Housing Anthea Leitch appears in the MMC’s posted video. It’s possible that Cllr Leitch is providing an explanation of the situation at Casa Mia in the video, including details on the building’s hijacking and the steps being taken to resolve the situation.
The next building inspection was at Casa Mia, a city owned building that has been hijacked. MMC for Housing Cllr Anthea Leitch explains in the video.. pic.twitter.com/wJjFhlw6SB
— COJ People’s MMC Public Safety (@PublicSafetyMMC) September 9, 2023
Efforts like these are part of a larger strategy by Johannesburg city officials to deal with the issue of stolen structures. These structures are a drain on the city’s resources because of the danger they bring to public health and safety and the criminal activities that can flourish there.
This video was posted to Twitter by the MMC in an effort to shed light on the city’s ongoing efforts to prevent the unauthorized use of city-owned properties and to encourage dialogue about the problem. As an added bonus, this could be a way to let people know about the difficulties municipal governments have in handling these kinds of assets and implementing long-term solutions.
To emphasize the importance of resolving this issue for the safety and well-being of Johannesburg’s citizens and the city as a whole, the Joburg MMC tweeted and posted a video detailing the inspection and steps taken at Casa Mia, a city-owned building that had been hijacked.