Category Archives: Marianridge

Repression in Durban

3 October 2017
Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement SA. Press Statement

Repression in Durban

The Movement of Abahlali baseMjondolo continues to face serious and unlawful repression by the ANC led municipality in Durban. Right now the community in Cato Manor right now are trying to collect all the pieces and rebuild what is left of their lives are after repeated violent attacks by the Anti-Land Invasion Unit. During these attacks people have been seriously assaulted, beaten with the butts of guns and shot, often multiple times, with rubber bullets.

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Abahlali to Launch a Branch in Marianridge

29 September 2017

Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement SA. Press statement

 

Abahlali to Launch a Branch in Marianridge

We will launch a new branch in New City, Marianridge, tomorrow, 30 September 2017, at 10:00 a.m. We currently have 45 branches in good standing. New City will become our 46th branch in good standing with around 350 new members. We are currently undertaking a membership audit. Members in good standing have now been counted in 18 branches and the number of members in good standing countered so far is 28 470.  Continue reading

The eThekwini Municipality continues to demolish people’s houses illegally

19 April 2017

Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

The eThekwini Municipality continues to demolish people’s houses illegally

The illegal demolishing of people’s houses still continues in the eThekwini Municipality. As we speak people in Marianridge are destitute and have nowhere to live after the eThekwini Municipality illegally demolished the homes in which they had lived for more than three years.

When the community members asked the security guards for an order from the court they were met with rubber bullets. Some were physically attacked by the officers. A seven months pregnant woman whose home was demolished was severely beaten by security guards. She is currently in hospital. When the leadership of the movement arrived at the place the security guards were still there and continued to demolish the houses. It was clear that people were still living in these houses. The houses that were demolished had beds and fridges and so on. Continue reading