Abahlali baseMjondolo Western Cape – Emergency Press Release
Monday 18th May, 2009 – For Immediate Release
Macassar residents occupying empty land as we speak
As we speak, members of Abhlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape from Macassar Village are occupying the land that they’ve been clearing for the past week.
Abahlali are taking the land because, as backyard dwellers, they’ve been clear victims of high rents which are resulting in their collective eviction. Residents say that they have no choice. In order to protect the livelihood of themselves and their families, they have to take this unused and empty government land for their community.
For an update on the current situation, contact Mzonke Poni at 073 2562 036.
For updates and photos tomorrow, visit Khayelitsha Struggles.
For pictures of the cleanup campaign, click here.
For coverage in the Cape Argus, click here.