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Land not dangerous, government says

By Sowetan | Mar 30, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 4 ]

THE Gauteng department of local government and housing says there are no people living on dangerous land at Tudor Shaft, an informal settlement near Kagiso on the West Rand.

Spokesman Motsamai Motlhaolwa said about 200 households, which were believed to to have settled on dangerous land, were removed from the area in late 2009 into early 2010.

"There are no other families living under dangerous conditions," he said. "But as part of a programme to era dicate informal settlements the department is continuing with plans to develop new formal townships where these families can be relocated."

People have been staying at Tudor Shaft since 1996.

World expert in uranium products Chris Busby visited Tudor Shaft last year and warned that residents should be relocated immediately since radiation levels were 15 times higher than normal.

He said part of the area where people were removed was also a wetland.

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"no people living on dangerous land " RIGHT. So there are no sick children there either. The ones one saw were bussed in by the DA. And a number of environmentalists and world experts on radiation were on some agent's payroll. OH COME ON Mrs Premier, who are you trying to kid? People have eyes.

Mar 30, 2012 2:14 | 0 replies

3 stories on Tudor Shaft?!? Common Sowetan

Mar 30, 2012 2:47 | 0 replies

sowetan is running out of stories, t=de staff r already knocked off n havin beer, there's only one idiot who is left and making us read the same story with 3 different headlines.

Mar 30, 2012 3:16 | 0 replies

Christopher Busby is a fraud, not a world renowned uranium expert. He is a well known self-promoter who has attempted to prey on the people of Soweto just like he tried to prey on the people of Japan - see - http://tinyurl.com/8yer3oj and here for the 750,000 Yen (70,000 SA Rands) donation that he conned out of the frightened mothers of Fukushima http://busby.harmonicslife.net - for more info, go to http://chrisbusbyexposed.spaces.live.com/ and write me at DUStory dash owner at yahoo groups dot com.

Mar 31, 2012 6:58 | 0 replies