Category Archives: Mphathi Nxumalo

Daily News: Dwellers vow to fight for homes


Durban – Cato Manor shack dwellers are refusing to leave the area, saying they would rather let the government dig their graves where they are staying. They have vowed to fight until the bitter end.


This was because of the demolition of their shacks over the past four days, resulting in violent clashes that have left people injured.  Continue reading

Daily News: Mother carries dead baby to police station

Daily News

Mother carries dead baby to police station

29 May 2017, 11:18am

DURBAN –  A grieving mother, accompanied by dozens of neighbours walked the body of her dead two-week-old child into the Sydenham police station on Monday.

Residents of the Foreman Road informal settlement in Clare Estate claim that baby Jayden Khoza  died during a police raid on the settlement on Monday.

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Daily News: ‘No rubbish collection since election’

By Mphathi Nxumalo

Durban – Nothando Ngema fears for the health of her unborn child.

The 20-year-old, who is five months pregnant, lives next to piles of uncollected refuse and is greeted by its powerful stench in the morning. When she goes to sleep at night it’s the last thing she smells.

Ngema is one of many residents in Durban’s Cato Crest informal settlement who believe their children are at risk from the rubbish festering outside their homes.

This week the residents threatened to barricade the N3 with burning tyres unless the municipality cleared the rubbish.

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