Friday, July 7, 2017
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement
Brutal Evictions and Road Blockades are Continuing
As we explained in our statement yesterday we marched, in our thousands, on the Mayor of the eThekwini Municipality and the KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance on 26 June. However the Mayor and the MEC refused to present themselves to the thousands of people who marched on the City Hall.
The memoranda that we handed over gave them seven days to respond to our demands. We made it clear that if there was no response we would engage in further protest action. The seven days passed with no response. This the politic of contempt. Continue reading →
Our lives count for nothing as we are left to die in the shacks
Rain is usually considered as a blessing. It is often considered as a gift from the Almighty and amaDlozi. During the drought we were all waiting for the rain to come. But the storms in Durban hit impoverished people, and especially shack dwellers, very hard. Peoples’ possessions and homes were damaged and destroyed. Lives were lost.
Our lives do not count as human lives to this society. It is sad and shameful that we are living the life that we are living. Continue reading →
The Derment community in Shallcross, Ward 72, was founded in 2009. It is a semi-rural area under Inkosi N. Maphumulo. The eThekwini municipality has claimed to own the land and have been illegally evicting residents. Today the Dermit community is facing mass eviction.
The Dermit community decided to join Abahlali baseMjondolo with the hope that the movement will walk side by side with it to resist these threats. They have completed the process required to join the movement and are now ready to launch the branch. The launch will be held today.
22 October 2012
Abahlali bakwaNdengezi Press statement
Road blockade and protests to restore democracy and end corruption in
KwaNdengezi and Shallcross
The struggle for land, housing and dignity continues in KwaNdengezi.
Mduduzi Ngcobo, the KwaNdengezi Ward 12 councillor has been terrorizing this
community for a long time. It must be remembered that this community had to
march on the 31 August 2012 demanding that the Speaker of eThekwini
Municipality Logie Naidoo intervene in what the community calls Ngcobo acting
as both a referee and a player in new housing project. But as always Logie is