29 June 2014
Abahlali press statement
Abahlali launches a branch in Silver City (Umlazi)
Today Abahlali will be launching a branch in Silver City. This settlement is settlement is situated in Umlazi, South Durban.
Today we are pleased that this community will reclaim its membership and join the big family of Abahlali. It is known that the Silver City is one of the shack settlements that are excluded from all kinds of services for political reasons. We are aware that the community is not getting development because it is taken as the voting pool for the ruling party to keep this ward in the hands of the ruling Party.
Silver City is one of communities that has demonstrated positive strength for the land struggle and has a very strong leadership. The programme will start from 10:00 and that the Current leadership will have a special announcement for their Community then the AbM Branch launching programme will begin at 12:00pm.
A number of comrades have received threats by telephone warning them not to go ahead with the launch. These threats have been reported to the police.
For more Information please contact:
Khayelihle Magcaba Silver City Organizer – 073 8730 636
Ndabo Mzimela AbM General Secretary – 079 3556758
Thembani Ngongoma AbM PRO – 084 6139 772
Ma-Mkhize Nxumalo AbM National Chairperson – 078 4332719