Category Archives: The Annual Thuli Ndlovu Lecture

Occupy, Resist, Develop

18 December 2015
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

Occupy, Resist, Develop

The year 2015, the tenth year of the existence of our movement, has almost come and gone. On the 3rd of October we gathered at the Curries Fountain Stadium to celebrate ten years of struggle. More than four thousand comrades participated in the celebration. We have survived years of serious repression – including arrests, assaults, torture, imprisonment, the destruction of our homes, slander and assassination. In these ten years we have won many victories in the struggle for land and dignity. Continue reading

The First Annual Thuli Ndlovu Lecture

The First Annual Thuli Ndlovu Lecture

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Delivered by S’bu. Zikode

Ndlovu family, mama ka Thuli, Thuli’s daughters Slindile and Freedom, Comrades, friends and colleagues. Today we gather here not to mourn but to celebrate Thuli Ndlovu’s life. Today we also gather here to remember and to celebrate the life of Nqobile Nzuza, the life of Nkululeko Gwala and the life of Thembinkosi Qumbela.

All four comrades were murdered in cold blood by senseless killers who have no heart for human life. Comrades both Thuli and Nqobile were murdered in the month of September. Thuli Ndlovu was murdered on the 29th of September 2014 and Nqobile was murdered on the 30th of September 2013. Comrades it was on the 26th and 27th of September 2009 that our movement and our leaders were attacked by ANC associated thugs after winning a case against the then Slums Act at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg. Continue reading

The Thuli Ndlovu Memorial Lecture Has Been Rescheduled

Thursday, October 08, 2015
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

The First Annual Thuli Ndlovu Memorial Lecture

The First Annual Thuli Ndlovu Memorial Lecture, in honour of our comrade assassinated in KwaNdengezi on the 29th of September last year, was scheduled to take place on the 24th of September 2015.

The lecture was disturbed by the taxi strike that was going on at that time. Only 178 comrades were able to reach the venue on foot. A decision was taken to hold a meeting and to reschedule the lecture for another time. Continue reading

The First Annual Thuli Ndlovu Lecture

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

The First Annual Thuli Ndlovu Lecture

Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement SA will be launching an annual lecture in honour of Thuli Ndlovu. Thuli Ndlovu was assassinated in cold blood on 29 September 2014. The first lecture will be held close to the first anniversary of the assassination, on 24 September 2015. We will continue to hold the Annual Thuli Ndlovu Lecture every year in September.

Thuli was a mother of two girls, a daughter, a fearless activist and the Chairperson of our branch in KwaNdengezi near Marianhill. She resisted the repressive and undemocratic practices of Nqola, an ANC ward councillor. She led the struggle against the sale of land and corruption in the allocation of land in KwaNdengezi by Nqola, one of the gangster councillors in the ANC in Durban. Continue reading