Police reinforcements were monitoring a "tense" atmosphere on Monday after an attempted land invasion was halted in Hermanus. At least 25 people were arrested in the town on the southern Cape coast after scores of people marked out plots on vacant land. Overberg cluster police commander Brig Donovan Heilbron said the situation was still tense on Monday and that police would meet community members in the area to restore calm. "Nine suspects are appearing in court this morning on charges of public violence and for being in possession of dangerous weapons. The police have increased deployment and a further contingent (public violence unit) joined them last night. Let’s give law-enforcement agencies the opportunity to do their work without any interference‚" Heilbron said. Red Ant security personnel were called in on Friday to dismantle illegal structures and evict people who had occupied land. A group of about 200 people from Zwelihle had protested outside the municipal offices‚ vowing...

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