Red Ants by James Oatway

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'MK 2019 Viva ANC Vote' - a reference to the African National Congress and it’s now disbanded armed wing MK (Umkhonto WeSizwe) and the forthcoming elections in 2019 - is scratched into the helmet of a Red Ant involved in an operation to clear dwellings and evict squatters from land in Vlakfontein. The violent action resulted in the deaths of two people from among the community being evicted. The Red Ants are a controversial private security company often hired to clear squatters from land and so-called 'hijacked' properties.