Author Archives: Abahlali

Memorandum of Demands to the Mayor of eThekwini, Her Worship Cllr Zandile Gumede, Monday, 26 June 2017, 12:00pm

Memorandum of Demands to the Mayor of eThekwini, Her Worship Cllr Zandile Gumede, Monday, 26 June 2017, 12:00pm

We, Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement SA, are democrats committed to the flourishing of this city, our province and our country. We speak for ourselves and direct our own struggle. We have been mobilized by suffering and our hope for a better future. It is time to take seriously the fact that, land is a serious problem in our country and in our city and that, land was stolen from our ancestors and that, this has impoverished us.

1. For too long the eThekwini Municipality and the current mayor have lied to us and treated us with disrespect and indignity. We demand truth, honesty and respect from the mayor.  Continue reading

Memorandum of Demands to the MEC For Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Honourable Nomusa Dube-Ncube, Monday, 26 June 2017, 12:00pm

Memorandum of Demands to the MEC For Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Honourable Nomusa Dube-Ncube, Monday, 26 June 2017, 12:00pm

We, Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement SA, are democrats committed to the flourishing of this city, our province and our country. We speak for ourselves and direct our own struggle.

We have been mobilized by our suffering and our hope for a better future. It is time to take seriously the fact that, land is a serious problem in our country and in our city and that land was stolen from our ancestors and that this has impoverished us. It is time to take seriously that our struggle for land, housing and dignity, which is a just and democratic struggle, is facing serious and often violent repression from the ruling party and the government. This repression has taken a number of lives.  Continue reading

Un-Independence Day 2017: Congo still struggles for real Independence

26 June 2017

CONGOLESE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN PRESS STATEMENT

Un-Independence Day 2017: Congo still struggles for real Independence

On the 29th June 2017, the Congolese Solidarity Campaign “CSC”, a grassroots human rights based social movement will once again hold its Un-Independence Day event in a form of panel discussion. It will take place at the Diakonia Centre – 20 Diakonia venue, Durban – South Africa.

While the rest of the country celebrates 57 years of “Independence”. We the impoverished, the marginalized and the oppressed will be mourning the absence of this that our mothers and fathers fought for so hard. We say that as long as the history of our country still characterized by civil wars, political instability, insecurity, conflict, gross human rights violation, corruption, democracy deficit and economic mismanagement.   Continue reading

Memoranda of demands from the branches for the march on 26 June 2016

Tomorrow we march in Bizana and in Durban. Our mass protest task team for the Durban march have been busy preparing, and today we were finalising and compiling all the memoranda from our branches into one main memorandum. Each branch has held its own discussions and developed its own memorandum and all these memoranda have been worked into a single document. We will also hand over each of the memoranda received from the branches.

Kusasa siyabangena!

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Abahlali to March in Durban and Bizana on Monday

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.   Continue reading