Author Archives: Abahlali

ANC Intimidation in Newcastle

21 May 2017
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

ANC Intimidation in Newcastle

Abahlali baseMjondolo continues to grow and to expand throughout Kwazulu-Natal, and the country as a whole. People in this country have had enough of impoverishment and oppression. People in this country have had enough of the lies told by the politicians when they seek votes. Abahlali baseMjondolo has become an alternative home for such people. Thousands of people are joining our movement in search for land, dignity and freedom.

The leadership of the movement is currently in Newcastle where today, the 21st May, we will be launching our first branch in Osizweni Township in the Majuba District Municipality, Newcastle. Yesterday we had held a political education meeting in Volksrust in the township of Vulindlela in Mpumalanga. Continue reading

GroundUp: Massive land occupation in Khayelitsha

GroundUp, 19 May 2017

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A massive land occupation is underway in Town Two, Khayelitsha, near the Magistrates’ Court with hundreds of sites demarcated on the land. If the occupiers are successful, thousands of people will live on the privately owned land.

The occupiers are backyarders from Town Two who say they are tired of renting and living with their parents, while an enormous piece of land stands empty. All the occupiers that GroundUp spoke to said the land had stood unoccupied since they were children.

“I’m a 42-year-old and I am living in my mother’s house,” said Thuliswa January Tshofela.

“We are sick and tired of backyards and renting,” said Liwa Mdleleni. Continue reading

Stop massacre, exploitation and oppression in DR Congo

03 Mai 2017

CONGOLESE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN MOVEMENT PRESS STATEMENT

Stop massacre, exploitation and oppression in DR Congo

On the 04th May 2017 the Congolese Solidarity Campaign will organize a protesting picketing. It will take place outside the Durban International Convention Center hall. The event will start at 09:00 am and continue till 12:00 pm.

Since 1997, The Democratic Republic of Congo endured bloodshed and brutal, political and economical repression from its government. Congolese people’s lives remain in a permanent insecurity. Governments in these African countries were involved in causing instability in our country: Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and Sudan.

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UnFreedom Day 2017: The poorest of the poor will gather once again

21 April 2017

Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

UnFreedom Day 2017: The poorest of the poor will gather once again

On the 23rd April 2017 the movement of Abahlali baseMjondolo will once again convene its annual Unfreedom Day event. It will take place at the Springfield Sports Grounds at eThekwini FET College. It will commence at 09:00 and run until 15:00.

While the rest of the country celebrates 23 years of “Freedom” we the impoverished, the marginalised and the oppressed will be mourning the absence of this freedom that our mothers and fathers fought for so hard. We say that as long as we are still landless, homeless and impoverished we cannot say we are free. As long as we are subjected to floods and shack fires we cannot say that we are free. As long we are not recognised as human beings and for as long as our lives do not matter to the politicians and the government we cannot say that we are free. As long as we are divided by politicians who say that those who are born in the Eastern Cape and those who are born in other countries must ‘go back where they came from’ we cannot say that we are free. As long as we face assault and eviction when we occupy land and arrest, assault, torture, imprisonment and assassination when we organise independently we cannot say that we are free. Continue reading