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

Another Cadre has Fallen in a Land Occupation

19 December 2017
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

Another Cadre has Fallen in a Land Occupation

On Sunday 19 November our chairperson in the Sisonke Village land occupation in Lamontville, Sibonelo Mpeku, was kidnapped and murdered. On Sunday 17 December 2017, at around 4 p.m., two of our members, 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.

Comrade Soyiso was the branch Youth League organiser in eNkanini. He was a very active militant who played a key role in the early stages of the occupation. He was from the village of Thombo, near to Port St. Johns in the Eastern Cape.  Continue reading

Building Democratic Popular Power in the Struggle for Land & Dignity

11 December 2017
Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement SA

Building Democratic Popular Power in the Struggle for Land & Dignity

– 2017 Year End Statement

Our movement continues to grow. We currently have 46 branches in good standing. Our branch by branch audit of members in good standing has now counted the members in 32 branches and we currently have over 42 000 members on our spreadsheet. We have successfully expanded into Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

However we continue to face lies, evictions, life threatening living conditions and serious repression.  Continue reading