22 June 2014
Abahlali baseMjondolo press statement
Abahlali Launch New Branch in Dermet, Shallcross
The Derment community in Shallcross, Ward 72, was founded in 2009. It is a semi-rural area under Inkosi N. Maphumulo. The eThekwini municipality has claimed to own the land and have been illegally evicting residents. Today the Dermit community is facing mass eviction.
The Dermit community decided to join Abahlali baseMjondolo with the hope that the movement will walk side by side with it to resist these threats. They have completed the process required to join the movement and are now ready to launch the branch. The launch will be held today.