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“I Have Only Come To Know What My Rights Are And What They Mean Through This Organisation”

by Lizeka Maduna

On Sunday 26 November, shack dwellers’ movement Abahlali BaseMjondolo launched a branch in Cato Manor, aimed at assisting and protecting residents of the uMkhumbane informal settlement. A few residents spoke to the Daily Vox about the change they hope to see with the newly launched branch.

Sthembiso Khoza, 54, unemployed, Cato Manor
The organisation has been of great help to us when we had lost all hope. Having our own branch will make things easier for us, especially since we will have our own elected members who will look out for our needs and complaints. Seeing the branch being launched gave me hope; we’ve been living under dire conditions for quite some time now. I foresee change in this community and I hope there will be peace.  Continue reading