Author Archives: Abahlali

Death Threats at the eNkanini Land Occupation in Cato Manor

Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

Death Threats at the eNkanini Land Occupation in Cato Manor

We continue to face serious intimidation and repression in our land occupations in Durban. Yesterday men driving Metro police vehicles, but not wearing police uniforms, arrived at the eNkanini Land Occupation in Cato Manor. They issued clear death threats.

The men were targeting our chairperson in the branch. They called his name and when he came out they told him that he will not last. They said that he needs to be killed in order to stop the occupation.   Continue reading

Abahlali Return to the High Court Tomorrow as Repression & Intimidation Continue

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

Abahlali Return to the High Court Tomorrow as Repression & Intimidation Continue

On 27 July last year our movement obtained a court order from the Durban High Court. It prevented the ANC led municipality from continuing with illegal and brutal evictions in seven land occupations. However the municipality continued with evictions in Cato Manor and New City, violating the court interdict because the middle classes did not want impoverished people living near to them. Many people were injured as a result of being shot at by the Anti-Land Invasion Unit.  Continue reading

GroundUp: Ten years in prison not enough for cop who killed my daughter, says Durban mother

GroundUp

“Justice is not rightly served when police are involved”

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Cabangile Ngidi says 10 years in prison is not sufficient punishment for the “unremorseful” police officer who killed her daughter during a protest. Photo: Nomfundo Xolo
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After a long trial, Cato Manor police officer Phumlani Ndlovu was sentenced on Tuesday to ten years in prison for killing teenager Nqobile Nzuza in 2013. But for Nqobile’s mother, Cabangile Ngidi, it is not enough punishment for taking her daughter’s life.

The five-year trial came to an end at the Durban Magistrates’ Court yesterday when Magistrate Anand Maharaj sentenced Ndlovu.  Continue reading

Police Officer Sentenced to Ten Years Imprisonment for the Murder of Our Comrade, Nqobile Nzuza

Monday, 15 January 2018
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

Police Officer Sentenced to Ten Years Imprisonment for the Murder of Our Comrade, Nqobile Nzuza

Today Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement SA came in numbers to the Durban Magistrate’s Court to witness as Phulani Ndlovu, the police officer who murdered our 17 year old comrade, Nqobile Nzuza, in 2013 was sentenced to ten years imprisonment.

Leave to appeal was granted but the Magistrate refused to give bail. The police officer does not show any remorse and he maintained his innocence even though ballistic results proved that that it was his gun that shot Nqobile from behind.   Continue reading

Another Comrade Has Fallen in the Struggle for Land

12 January 2018
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

Another Comrade Has Fallen in the Struggle for Land

Our movement has been facing a lot of brutality in the last three months. On 19 November our chairperson in the Sisonke Village land occupation in Lamontville, Sibonelo Mpeku, was kidnapped and murdered. On 17 December 2017 Soyiso Nkqayini and Smanga Mkhize, were shot by unknown men in the eNkanini land occupation in Cato Manor. Comrade Smanga was seriously injured and Comrade Soyiso passed away.   Continue reading