Friday, 27 October 2017
Emergency Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement
Brutal Attack in Cato Manor – Comrades are Currently Being Assaulted in Police Custody
This morning the Anti-Land Invasion Unit launched another brutal and illegal attack on the new land occupation in Cato Manor. Once again they destroyed and burnt people’s homes and possessions and engaged in serious assault.
Once again people resisted. Four comrades were arrested and taken to the Cato Manor police station where they are currently being subject to serious assault. Two other comrades have also been arrested and are currently in a police van. Continue reading →
Shack dwellers in Cato Manor, Durban, say evictions and demolitions carried out by the eThekwini Municipality from Saturday to Monday left many homeless and injured. They accuse the municipal land invasion unit of brutality, theft and acting illegally. Continue reading →
3 October 2017
Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement SA. Press Statement
Repression in Durban
The Movement of Abahlali baseMjondolo continues to face serious and unlawful repression by the ANC led municipality in Durban. Right now the community in Cato Manor right now are trying to collect all the pieces and rebuild what is left of their lives are after repeated violent attacks by the Anti-Land Invasion Unit. During these attacks people have been seriously assaulted, beaten with the butts of guns and shot, often multiple times, with rubber bullets.
Brutal Attacks on the new Cato Manor Land Occupation
The new land occupation in Cato Manor has ben subject to repeated violent attack by the eThekwini Municipality in violation of both the law and a court interdict. Until recently these attacks were aimed at destroying people’s homes.
But the Municipality is now using the Anti-Land Invasion Unit to attack the occupiers directly. On Saturday and Sunday, and again this morning, the occupiers were attacked by the Anti-Land Invasion Unit. They have set their dogs on people, beaten them with the butts of their guns and attacked them with their fists. Money and phones have been stolen. Continue reading →