Here is the full 40 mins of unedited video footage of the Abahlali baseMjondolo and Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign protest against the Social Movements Indaba, in two parts:
This footage contains the full protest with the exception of the last intervention, by S’bu Zikode as Antonis’ batteries ran out a few minutes before the end of the protest.
It is instructive to contrast this video footage with the public claims about this protest by various people associated with the Centre for Civil Society and the SMI.
Click here to see the statement by the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign after a section of the NGO ‘left’, behaving with the precise paranoia, dishonesty and tendency to slander that is exhibited by the state when confronted by popular power, called the movements ‘criminal’ in the national press for staging a reasoned and peaceful protest against their attempts to assert an unwelcome authority over the movements. None of these ‘left’ intellectuals ever saw fit to make an intervention in the press when the movements were confronting evictions, arrests, assaults, torture etc, etc…Their priorities are quite clear.