Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape – QQ Section Branch
Abahlali with QQ Section residents are circumventing politics and delivering aid directly to BM fire victims
On Saturday, the 12th of January, residents of QQ Section will be handing out used doors, mattresses, food, new school uniforms and other items to the victims of the recent BM Section fire.
We have been able to acquire these items through our own means. However, most of the aid that is meant to go to the victims of the fire, is being given out by Disaster Management (associated with the DA) or by SANCO and various NGOs (associated with the ANC). The aid is being politicised and the political parties are using the aid for their own electioneering benefit. Often, the aid is not even going to those who need it most.
To counter this, the elected executive committee of QQ Section has been working with friends and relatives in BM Section to identify all those fire victims who have fallen through the cracks. We will the handing out these items to the victims inside BM Section rather than at OR Tambo Hall because we know that at the hall, the process has been corrupted and not everyone has been able to access the aid.
For more information on what is happening tomorrow, pleas contact Thembelani at 0712604119 or Mbongeni at 0769816945.