Category Archives: Foreman Road

After A Devastating Fire, Teargas And Rubber Bullets At Foreman Road

The Daily Vox

Lizeka Maduna

On Thursday, police in Durban used teargas and rubber bullets to disperse an angry crowd of Foreman Road residents, who picketed in the streets after eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede failed to arrive for a meeting with the community.

Residents of the Foreman Road informal settlement in Durban were promised building materials and the chance to plan a way forward with the mayor after a devastating fire razed about 800 homes, killing a family of three, over the weekend. When the community learned the mayor had cancelled her visit to the area on Thursday, they blockaded Clare Road in Clare Estate in anger. Residents used the burnt corrugated iron from their shacks, dustbins and rubbish to block the road.     Continue reading

News24: eThekwini mayor at sports centre opening as community clashes with police

News24

Kaveel Singh

Durban – eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede attended the opening of a sports centre while police and Foreman Road informal settlement community members clashed over promises she apparently made.

Gumede was at the opening of a sports centre in Waterloo near Verulam, north of Durban, while police and the community clashed after building material that the municipality promised, weren’t delivered.   Continue reading

News24: ‘Pieces of flesh were coming off their bodies’ – neighbour describes Foreman Road fire

News24

Kaveel Singh

Mzimasi Nomvete was sound asleep when he smelt smoke and heard screams just metres from his home.

The 35-year-old resident of Foreman’s Road Settlement in Clare Estate, Durban, heard calls of “fire” early on Sunday morning, waking in a panic.

“People were screaming and saying ‘they are burning’. It was hard to realise what was happening. It happened so quickly.”  Continue reading

eThekwini Municipality Breaks Promises Once Again – Protest Currently Underway

November 16, 2017

Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

eThekwini Municipality Breaks Promises Once Again – Protest Currently Underway

Three lives have now been lost to the fire that devastated the Foreman Road settlement in the early hours of Sunday morning leaving more than a thousand people homeless. On Monday the Municipality promised to provide the people who had been left homeless after with fire with building materials. They promised that the building materials would be provided on Thursday, which is today.  Continue reading

A Second Life has been Lost to the Foreman Road Shack Fire

14 November 2017
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

A Second Life has been Lost to the Foreman Road Shack Fire

On Monday we reported that Sisipho Xulu, a two year old boy, had died in hospital after sustaining terrible injuries in the shack fire that devastated the Foreman Road settlement in the early hours of Sunday morning. Yesterday, at around 2 in the afternoon, the community got the sad news that Eric Mpanza, Sisipho’s father, had also died in hospital.   Continue reading