27 July 2016
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement
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
Launch of the new AbM branch, Demet, Shallcross, 22 June 2014
22 June 2014
Abahlali baseMjondolo press statement
Abahlali Launch New Branch in Dermet, Shallcross
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
22 February 2012
Unemployed People's Society Press Statement
Shallcross March Called Off Due to Death Threats from the Local Councillor and ANC Members
Yesterday the Unemployed People's Society had to take the difficult decision to call off the march that we had planned against housing corruption in Shallcross. The night before the march was due to take place the Ward 17 Councillor and a number of local ANC members moved around the area with whistles. They issued clear threats stating that anyone who goes on this march will be killed.
The next morning Ms N.E. Shazi, the organisation's co-ordinator, woke to found that a large amount of blood had been poured on her gate.