Author Archives: Abahlali

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

Justice for Nqobile Nzuza

3 January 2018

Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

Justice for Nqobile Nzuza

Nqobile Nzuza was murdered by a police officer on a road blockade in Cato Crest on 30 September 2013. She was seventeen years old and doing her matric. She joined the road blockade in protest against the brutal attacks on the Marikana Land Occupation in Cato Manor by the eThekwini Municipality.

When impoverished people struggle for land and housing we are taken as criminals, as people who are beneath the law. We are treated as people who do not count, as people whose homes and property can be destroyed, and as people who can be subject to slander, assault, torture and murder with impunity.  Continue reading

eNkanini to honour Comrade Soyiso Nkqayini

Friday, 22 December 2017

Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

eNkanini to honour Comrade Soyiso Nkqayini

The murder of Comrade Soyiso Nkqayini, one of the leading militants in the eNkanini land occupation in Cato Manor, and the organiser of our Youth League, has come as a shock at the time when our movement is still fresh from mourning the death of Sbonelo Mpeku who was abducted and killed in the Sisonke Village land occupation in November.

Tomorrow we will gather in eNkanini to honour and respect a cadre who was in the forefront of the struggle for land. Soyiso Nkqayini was a fearless militant who was always courageous and vocal during the tense times when the eNkanini land occupation came under violent attack for the Anti-Land Invasion Unit. He endured a lot in the struggle for the dignity of the impoverished and oppressed. He was a young leader with a lot of potential to become the kind of honourable and brave leader that our country so lacks.  Continue reading