Category Archives: Cato Manor

Abahlali to launch a branch in Cato Manor

Sunday, November 26, 2017
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

Abahlali to launch a branch in Cato Manor

Abahlali baseMjondolo will be launching a branch in Cato Manor in Umkhumbane today. We have had many members in the area for some time and they are now ready to constitute and elect a council and officially become part of the organised structures of our movement.

The comrades in Umkhumbane have faced serious repression and regular attacks in the struggle for land and dignity. There are comrades who have lost their eyes and ears and some are not walking properly. Mlungisi Mokoena, an 18 year old pupil, was shot in both legs by the Anti-Land Invasion Unit for refusing to let them demolish his home. Women have been severely beaten by these armed men.  Continue reading

Brutal Attack in Cato Manor – Comrades are Currently Being Assaulted in Police Custody

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

Daily News: Dwellers vow to fight for homes


Durban – Cato Manor shack dwellers are refusing to leave the area, saying they would rather let the government dig their graves where they are staying. They have vowed to fight until the bitter end.


This was because of the demolition of their shacks over the past four days, resulting in violent clashes that have left people injured.  Continue reading

GroundUp: Durban land invasion unit accused of trampling homes and human rights


Cato Manor residents say eThekwini Municipality carried out brutal and illegal evictions

Photo of a crowd
Cato Manor shack dwellers gathered to listen to Abahlali baseMjondolo’s general secretary Thapelo Mohapi. They armed themselves with makeshift shields and sticks for protection, they said. Photo: Nomfundo Xolo


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

Repression in Durban

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.

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