Friday, 20 May 2016
Abahlali baseMjondolo press statement
Justice for Thuli Ndlovu!
Breaking news: ANC Councillors Velile Lutyeku and Mduduzi Ngcobo, along with their hitman Mlungisi Ndlovu have been found guilty of murdering Thuli Ndlovu in the Durban High Court.
Today, the Durban High Court has found that all three accused are guilty on count one of murdering Thuli Ndlovu. They were also all found guilty of conspiring to murder Thuli Ndlovu and accused number one Mlungisi Ndlovu, the gunman was further sentenced to 12 years for attempted murder. This was because when Thuli Ndlovu was assassinated Sphesihle Madlala was shot at his stomach but survived. When Ploos van Amstel J handed down the judgement he said that the community is not safe if the three were to be allowed back in the community.
Thursday, 19 May 2016
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement
Judgment to be Handed Down in the Trial of the ANC Councillors Accused of the Assassination of Thuli Ndlovu
Thuli Ndlovu, our chairperson in KwaNdengezi and a brave and respected comrade, was assassinated in her home on the 29th of September 2014. She was very active in the fight against corruption and the abuse of the rights of impoverished people. She was in the forefront in the protests against the selling of RDP houses. Thuli was also a mother of two children who must now remain without a mother for the rest of their lives.
Our movement faced serious repression since it was formed in 2005 including arrest, assault, torture, murder and the destruction of our homes. We are not the only people who have had to face the politic of blood in KwaZulu-Natal. NUMSA comrades have also been assassinated. Murder has been carried out with impunity at the Gleblands Hostel and elsewhere. There is now regular violence, including assassination, within the ANC. Continue reading
By: DUNCAN GUY and SASHA VAN NIEKERK, Independent on Saturday
Durban – The authenticity of correspondence under an ANC letterhead took centre stage, in the Durban High Court on Friday, in the trial of two suspended ANC councillors and a man they allegedly hired as a hit man.
The three – Velile Lesheku, Mduduzi Ngcobo and Mlungisi Ndlovu – are charged with orchestrating the murder of Abahlali baseMjondolo leader in KwaNdengezi, Thuli Ndlovu, in September 2014. She had been vocal in her opposition to people from outside the area occupying RDP houses.
Two ANC councillors facing charges of murder are due to appear in the Durban high court on Monday.
Abahlali baseMjondolo said in a statement on Friday that the two men were alleged izinkabi (hitmen).
“We have witnessed a t least 40 people being killed in the hostels in Durban‚ particular in Umlazi and KwaMashu townships”‚ the movement said. “The provincial government has failed to act decisively to protect lives.” Continue reading