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©KIM LUDBROOK/EPA/MAXPPP - epa07643518 A woman is shocked after the door of her room is kicked down by a police officer during a raid by Johannesburg metro police officers, on notorious hijacked 'dark buildings' in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 June 2019. The raids, planned to arrest criminals that use the dark buildings as bases as well as to look for stolen goods and weapons. Approximate 400 'highjacked' buildings or 'Dark buildings' as they are known which are blocks of flats that have been taken over by criminal 'landlords' who then hire out living space to the migrants who have arrived in the city. The buildings are often taken over at night by force and the original landlords and letting agents simply lose control of the building. Over the years of illegal occupation, the buildings fall into disrepair and are unsafe for human habitation. There is no running water, no waste removal, and no toilets and lights. Many of the buildings are home to drug dealers and users, criminal gangs. The city is trying to clean out the buildings so that they can be re-newed and upgraded. EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK