A statement of solidarity from the Socialist Movement of Ghana

8 May 2022


The Socialist Movement of Ghana (SMG) extends its condolences to the Abahlahi base Mjondolo (Shack Dwellers Movement) of South Africa on the gruesome assassination of Comrade Nokuthula Mabaso, a leader of the Movement in the ekhenana commune.

We note that this is not an isolated case but an addition to the long list of cadres of the movement who have been killed because of their community and political work.

On March 8, 2022, Ayanda Ngila, a young leader of the commune was also brutally assassinated. The assassination of Comrade Nokuthula Mabaso brings to 23 the number of members of the movement who have been assassinated.The SMG calls on the Government of South Africa, the Police and the governing Africa National Council (ANC) to take immediate and appropriate steps to end the blatant violations of the rights of members of the Abahlahi base Mjondolo, a movement dedicated to the protection of the interests of shack dwellers and the landless.

We also demand full scale investigations into these assassinations and the prosecution of the perpetrators.

Justice will always prevail over injustice.

Kwesi Pratt, Jnr. General Secretary.