Friday, 20 May 2016
Abahlali baseMjondolo press statement
Justice for Thuli Ndlovu!
Breaking news: ANC Councillors Velile Lutyeku and Mduduzi Ngcobo, along with their hitman Mlungisi Ndlovu have been found guilty of murdering Thuli Ndlovu in the Durban High Court.
Today, the Durban High Court has found that all three accused are guilty on count one of murdering Thuli Ndlovu. They were also all found guilty of conspiring to murder Thuli Ndlovu and accused number one Mlungisi Ndlovu, the gunman was further sentenced to 12 years for attempted murder. This was because when Thuli Ndlovu was assassinated Sphesihle Madlala was shot at his stomach but survived. When Ploos van Amstel J handed down the judgement he said that the community is not safe if the three were to be allowed back in the community.
By: DUNCAN GUY and SASHA VAN NIEKERK, Independent on Saturday
Durban – The authenticity of correspondence under an ANC letterhead took centre stage, in the Durban High Court on Friday, in the trial of two suspended ANC councillors and a man they allegedly hired as a hit man.
The three – Velile Lesheku, Mduduzi Ngcobo and Mlungisi Ndlovu – are charged with orchestrating the murder of Abahlali baseMjondolo leader in KwaNdengezi, Thuli Ndlovu, in September 2014. She had been vocal in her opposition to people from outside the area occupying RDP houses.
Two ANC councillors facing charges of murder are due to appear in the Durban high court on Monday.
Abahlali baseMjondolo said in a statement on Friday that the two men were alleged izinkabi (hitmen).
“We have witnessed a t least 40 people being killed in the hostels in Durban‚ particular in Umlazi and KwaMashu townships”‚ the movement said. “The provincial government has failed to act decisively to protect lives.” Continue reading
Friday, 29 January 2016
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement
ANC councillors facing murder charges to return to court
Two ANC councillors facing charges of murder, Mduduzi (Nqola) Christian Ngcobo and Luvelile Lutshelu, are due to appear in the Durban High Court on Monday, 1 February 2016. These alleged izinkabi (hitmen) are charged with assassinating Thuli Ndlovu, Abahlali baseMjondolo KwaNdengezi Chairperson and a senior leader member of our movement, on 29 September 2014. Both suspects are councillors of the ruling party and the party has protected them despite these serious allegations. We are told that they are still working for the party and receiving their normal salaries. Continue reading
Tuesday 26 January 2016
DURBAN – Two ANC councillors are expected back in the High Court in Durban on Tuesday.
They’re accused of the murder of activist, Thuli Ndlovu, of the Abahlali baseMjondolo movement in 2014.
On Monday Mduduzi Ngcobo and Velile Lutsheku were joined in the dock by the suspected hitman.
Several community members have died since 2012 as a result of political squabbles in KwaNdengezi. Continue reading