Saturday, 24 June 2017
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement
Abahlali to March in Durban and Bizana on Monday
Abahlali baseMjondolo will march to the Durban Mayor Cllr Zandile Gumede on Monday, 26 June 2017. The march will start from Curries Fountain Sports Grounds at 9:00am and finish at 12:00pm at the Durban City Hall. The Memoranda will be handed over to both the Mayor of eThekwini and to the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. Each branch has carried out its own process to produce its own set of demands. We will be demanding the restoration of our dignity, an end to violent and brutal evictions and land, housing and dignity for all.
Our branch in Bizana in the Eastern Cape will also be marching on the same Monday, 26 June from 10:00am to 12:00pm. The march will start from the KwaMaqhopholo bus stop in KwaMzize and finish at the Redoubt Sport Ground where the Bizana Mayor will be expected to receive our Memorandum. Here Abahlali will be marching to highlight our opposition to violence against women and children. We will also be marching to put a stop to the sale of our land and to mining that does not benefit the local people. We will be marching to reclaim our right to work and against the politicisation of access to job opportunities. We have been neglected for too long in this community. We are not respected and we are not involved on matters that affect us.
Land. Housing. Dignity.
Occupy. Resist. Develop
Mqapheli Bonono 073 067 3274
Thapelo Mohapi – Abahlali General Secretary 062 892 5323
Fano Mathumbu – Chairperson in Bizana 078 761 7288