AbM Western Cape: The Macassar Village land occupation continues

The Macassar Village land occupation continues
21 05 2009

Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape Press Release
Friday 22 May 2009

The Macassar Village land occupation continues…

Tonight we spend our fourth night on this land. It is cold and rainy tonight but we will stand where we sleep! We will rebuild once again! We will not leave this land. This is our land, not because we are greedy, but because everyone needs some land and housing to provide a permanent home for their families. Backyards are not permanent nor adequate. They are oppressive.

If they arrest us again, beat us again, demolish our shacks again and steal our building materials again, we will return to the land and we will rebuild – again!

For updates on the Macassar Village occupation of unused land – our struggle to build community and democratise this city from below, call 073 2562 036

Qina Mhlali, Qina!