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eThekwini Municipality Breaks Promises Once Again – Protest Currently Underway

November 16, 2017

Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

eThekwini Municipality Breaks Promises Once Again – Protest Currently Underway

Three lives have now been lost to the fire that devastated the Foreman Road settlement in the early hours of Sunday morning leaving more than a thousand people homeless. On Monday the Municipality promised to provide the people who had been left homeless after with fire with building materials. They promised that the building materials would be provided on Thursday, which is today.  Continue reading

A Second Life has been Lost to the Foreman Road Shack Fire

14 November 2017
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

A Second Life has been Lost to the Foreman Road Shack Fire

On Monday we reported that Sisipho Xulu, a two year old boy, had died in hospital after sustaining terrible injuries in the shack fire that devastated the Foreman Road settlement in the early hours of Sunday morning. Yesterday, at around 2 in the afternoon, the community got the sad news that Eric Mpanza, Sisipho’s father, had also died in hospital.   Continue reading

Foreman Road Settlement Devastated by Fire – a Child has Died

12 November 2017
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

Foreman Road Settlement Devastated by Fire – a Child has Died

Today at around 1:30 am in the morning a fire broke out in the Foreman Road Settlement in Clare Estate, Durban. The fire started when a candle fell and ended up burning the Xulu family home. We have just heard that a two year old child in the Xulu family has died in hospital. Other members of the family are in a critical condition at King Dinizulu Hospital. Around eight hundred families have been affected by the fire.   Continue reading

GroundUp: IPID fails shack dweller after police shooting

Case of attempted murder opened three years after Patrick Sobutyu was shot


Photo of a man in hospiyal with bandaged legs
Patrick Sobutyu in Delft day hospital trauma unit the day after he was shot in August 2014 . Photo: Daneel Knoetze
By  , GroundUp

 

Patrick Sobutyu was shot through both legs during a protest against evictions in the Marikana informal settlement in Philippi East in August 2014. GroundUp reported the incident: Police use live ammunition on shack dwellers.   Continue reading

Repression & Intimidation in Lindelani

Monday, 6 November 2017
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

Repression & Intimidation in Lindelani

Yesterday in Lindelani, Ward 43, Sibusiso Cele and Xolani Msomi called a community assembly to prepare for the launch of a new AbM branch in the area.

There is a housing development in the area but people who are not members of the ANC and the IFP have not been given the numbers on their shacks that signify that they have been placed on the list to get houses. This is the usual corruption that happens all the time in Durban. Many of the people in the area that have joined our movement are among those who have been excluded from the housing project.   Continue reading