There is a heavy police presence in Rabie Ridge, where residents have been protesting in Midrand.
One resident speaking to Kaya 959 News says that they want to occupy the land because it’s become a home for criminals. He says the unused land is where most people get mugged and raped.
Earlier private security personnel have opened fire on land invaders.
Community members have to try to erect their structures on privately owned land.
They have burnt tyres and protested overnight.
Yesterday the Gauteng Police Department said four arrests had been made in connection with the Rabie Ridge Protests.
The Department says the four will be charged for public violence. Community members have been protesting since yesterday- burning tyres and blocking roads. Gauteng Police Spokesperson Kay Makhubela says they have been trying to erect structures on privately owned land.
Gauteng Human Settlements MEC, Lebogang Maile, is expected to visit Rabie Ridge on today after police fired stun grenades to disperse illegal land invaders on Monday.