Daneel Knoetze, GroundUp
The ANC in KwaZulu Natal says it has decided to suspend two ward councillors, including Mduduzi Ngcobo, who face charges relating to the murder of Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM) activist Thuli Ndlovu in September last year. The men appeared alongside a co-accused in the Pinetown Magistrates Court today. About a hundred members of AbM marched on the court to oppose bail.
Yet the two councillors were granted bail of R10,000 each until their next court appearance on 26 May, said police spokesman Major Thulani Zwane.
“For us this is very disappointing, because many our supporters that have spoken out against Ngcobo and opposed bail have already received death threats in recent days,” AbM secretary Ndabo Mzimela said. Continue reading
By Thabisile Khomo Tuesday, March 3, 2015
IT’S been seven months since Thulisile Ndlovu (36), chairwoman of shack dwellers organisation Abahlali baseMjondolo, was shot dead at her house in Kwandengezi kasi, outside Pinetown.
But now the truth about her murder could come to light when the court hears evidence in the matter.
On Friday there were loud cheers and sighs of relief among concerned residents and organisation members when Mduduzi Ngcobo, a local councillor, was arrested and charged with Thulisile’s murder. Continue reading
Update – Two more comrades have now been arrested. Police bail has now been secured for all four comrades.
Friday, 14 November 2014
Abahlali baseKwaNdengezi Press Statement
Two Comrades Arrested in KwaNdengezi
At around 20:00 last night to Abahlali baseMjondolo members were arrested in KwaNdengezi. They were arrested by police officers in plain clothes and driving unmarked cars. They were not told why they were arrested and up until now they are not yet charged let alone to appear before court. Theexplanation from the Station Commissioner of SAPS KwaNdengezi is that they will not be taken to court since a 48 hour period has not expired yet. It is clear that as usual their arrest was timed so that they could be held for Friday and through the whole weekend. We fear for their safety while they are in police custody. Continue reading
KUDUTSHULWE kwabulawa umakhelwane wekhansela lakwawadi 12 uMnuz Mobeni Khwela (46) KwaNdengezi ngoLwesithathu ebusuku.
Kuthiwa uKhwela obengagqamile kwezepolitiki uhlaselwe abantu abangaziwa ekwakhe ebusuku ngo-7.30.
Bamdubule amahlandla angu-7 washonela endleleni eya esibhedlela ngemumva kokubizelwa i-ambulensi.
Kuvele nokuthi udubuleke ethangeni nasemlenzeni uKhwela.
Leliphephandaba like labika phambilini ngokudutshulwa kwabulawa uNks Thuli Ndlovu (38) ngenyanga edlule ebusuku ekwakhe kuyo lendawo. Continue reading
Photograph from Isolezwe article on the KwaNdengezi Road Blockades yesterday. Nqola must go.