20 March 2015
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement
Two ANC Councillors will Appear in Court Today to On Suspicion of Being Responsible for the Assassination of Thuli Ndlovu
Thuli Ndlovu, our chairperson in KwaNdengezi, was assassinated in cold blood on the 29th September 2014 at her home. On 30 September 2013 Nqobile Nzuza was murdered by a police officer in Cato Crest during a protest. She was shot in the back of the head. Nkululeko Gwala was assassinated in Cato Crest on the 26 June 2013. Thembinkosi Qumbelo was assassinated in Cato Crest on 19 March 2013.
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
Thursday, 06 November 2014
Abahlali baseMjondolo joint press statement with the Durban Congolese refugee community
Abahlali baseMjondolo and the Durban Congolese Refugee Community to March on Saturday
We do not count to this society and this world. We can be driven from our homes, beaten, tortured and murdered with impunity. We are placed outside of citizenship and even humanity. When we insist on our dignity, when we take our place in the cities and in the discussions and when we resist the violence that constantly rains down on us like an endless storm we are shown to the world as criminals. We are expected to suffer and die in silence. We are expected to leave a world for our children in which their only future is suffering. We are not alone in having to live under this cruelty. In Palestine, in Haiti, in the Congo and in the favelas of Brazil and the gecekondus of Turkey it is the same.
It is our responsibility to build a new politic, a politic that respects the dignity of all people, a politic that restores the land and wealth of the world to the people, a politic in which there are no people that can be freely driven from their homes and freely killed, a politic in which everyone counts. Continue reading