Category Archives: Jayden Khoza

The Times: Funeral for baby killed in Durban housing protest

03 June, 2017 10:33, The Times

Teargas killed two-week-old baby Jayden.

Jayden Khoza‚ the two-week-old boy who died after allegedly inhaling teargas during a housing protest in an informal settlement in Durban‚ will be buried at eMolweni cemetery in Inanda on Saturday.

The service will be held at Foreman Road settlement‚ Clare Estate‚ where the protests took place on Monday.

Hundreds of residents took to the streets in the area‚ saying the eThekwini municipality disregarded their rights to dignity and ignored their pleas for housing and electricity.

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Baby Jayden will be laid to rest tomorrow

Friday 02 June 2017

Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

 Baby Jayden will be laid to rest tomorrow

Baby Jayden, killed by police on Monday this week, will be laid to rest at eMolweni cemetery in Inanda. The service will be held at Foreman Road settlement. The service will start at 10am in the morning and proceed to the cemetery at 12:30 pm.

Abahlali baseMjondolo members will be having a night vigil (Umlindelo) today from 20h00 till the morning to give baby Jaden the respect and dignity he deserved, but which was denied to him in an oppressive society. It is the movement, our strength and togetherness, that has ensured that Baby Jayden will be laid to rest with the dignity denied to him in life. It is the movement that will seek justice for Baby Jayden. Continue reading

The Mercury: Community ‘wants justice’ after baby dies during protest

Kwa-Zulu Natal | 2 June 2017, 9:08pm
Zimasa Matiwane, The Mercury
Durban – An independent pathologist will carry out a post-mortem on 2-week-old baby Jayden Khoza, who died after police fired tear gas during a protest at Foreman Road informal settlement on Monday.


The community had been holding a protest about service delivery challenges in the settlement when police allegedly fired tear gas near shacks.

According to baby Jayden’s parents, the infant had been sleeping in his parents’ shack when tear gas entered it and thereafter the child stopped breathing.  Continue reading

East Coast Radio: ‘Death of baby Jayden won’t be in vain’: Abahlali

East Coast Radio

Newborn dies in Durban protest

A second post mortem will be conducted today on the body of little Jayden Khoza – who died during a police raid at Durban’s Foreman Road Informal Settlement.    

Jayden Khoza's dad
Father of baby Jayden Khoza who died on Monday during a police raid at the Foreman Road Informal Settlement – Nushera Soodyal


eThekwini Municipality is currently looking at whether it would be possible to supply people in the Foreman Road Informal Settlement with electricity.  Continue reading

M&G: Beware the slide into a police state

Eusebius McKaiser

Police states do not announce themselves like melodramatic thunder and lightning after a hot summer’s day on the Highveld. Police states creep up on you slowly. That means we should look out for the signs of violence becoming synonymous with state power over time, and a rule-bound society systematically becoming less governed by lofty democratic principles such as the rule of law.

On Tuesday there was a thuggish group outside the home of South African Communist Party (SACP) second deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila, chanting: “Hands off Zuma!” A charge has reportedly been laid against them. The intimidation came a day after Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema — who seems to be a reliable political sangoma nowadays — warned ominously that Mapaila’s life might be in danger, especially since, unlike other senior SACP leaders, he is not in government and is therefore freer to speak out against state capture. Continue reading