Judgment on the Legality of a 2013 Shooting by the Anti-Land Invasions Unit to be Handed Down Tomorrow

29 August 2017
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

Judgment on the Legality of a 2013 Shooting by the Anti-Land Invasions Unit to be Handed Down Tomorrow

On Sunday 22 September 2013 Nkosinathi Mngomezulu was shot, multiple times, with live ammunition during an illegal and violent eviction carried out against the Marikana Land Occupation in Cato Crest by the Anti-Land Invasions Unit, acting for the eThekwini Municipality. The eviction was carried out despite court interdicts prohibiting evictions. After he was shot Mngomezulu spent months in the ICU division at King Edward hospital. He was chained to the bed and always accompanied by a police officer during visiting hours.  Continue reading

Evictions at gun point continue in Cato Manor: Province fails in court

25 August 2017
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

Evictions at gun point continue in Cato Manor: Province fails in court

Residents in a new land occupation in Cato Manor have come under sustained and violent attack from the state and members of the ANC. On Tuesday Smiso Maphumulo was shot in the eye. Yesterday Noluthando Masikiza was shot in the eye.

Their ‘crime’ is that they have been impoverished by a system of oppression and have occupied land in order to have a place to live. The government of this country has no regard for the poor. It treats our legitimate and urgent aspirations for justice as criminal and rules us with violence.   Continue reading

Cato Manor: Violent Evictions in Total Disregard for the Law

Saturday 19 August 2017
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

Cato Manor: Violent Evictions in Total Disregard for the Law

On 27 July 2017 the eThekwini Municipality was interdicted against demolishing, burning, removing or otherwise destroying and disposing of housing structures or threatening to do so in seven communities affiliated to Abahlali baseMjondolo, including Cato Manor. Those whose homes had been destroyed were given the right to rebuild them.

However the eThekwini municipality has continued with its violent and unlawful eviction in Cato Manor. Yesterday at about 10:30 am municipal security guards arrived at the Cato Manor settlement and forcefully grabbed Mlungisi Mokwena, an 18 year old activist. Mokwena was resting in his shack when the guards forcefully pulled him out of his shack and simple shot him on his leg without any provocation or argument. Near him was Sthembele Qwabe who was also severely assaulted by these security guards. They went on to destroy the homes of around 75 families.   Continue reading

Abahlali baseMjondolo to Launch Two Branches in Gauteng this Weekend

Saturday 19 August 2017
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

Abahlali baseMjondolo to Launch Two Branches in Gauteng this Weekend

This weekend Abahlali baseMjondolo will launch two branches in the province of Gauteng, both in Germiston, Ekurhuleni Municipality. The launch today in Daveyton is today at 10:00 am and the re-launch in Good Hope will be tomorrow at 10:00 am.

Our movement continues to grow under these difficult circumstances. There is a great support for the struggle for land, housing and dignity, and great demand for the movement to expand to other provinces. A struggle that started against exclusion and for dignity in the Kennedy Road settlement in Durban in 2005 has now grown throughout the city of Durban, and is also growing elsewhere in the province and the country. Today the movement has branches in good standing in four provinces that is the Eastern Cape, the Western Cape, Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng.  Continue reading

Abahlali to Launch a Branch in eMasenseni, Marianhill

Friday 13 August 2017

Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement SA. Press statement

Abahlali to Launch a Branch in eMasenseni, Marianhill

On Sunday 11th August 2017 Abahlali baseMjondolo will be launching a branch in eMasenseni in Marianhill in the hostile ward 15. This is the very same area that became a war zone in June this year when the Anti-Land Invasion Unit killed 29 year old Samuel Hloele during an illegal and violent eviction.  Continue reading