Memory of the the attack on 26th September 2009

From: “Sindi Mkhize”
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 09:10:26 +0200
To: Abahlali baseMjondolo
Cc: S’bu Zikode

I was a victim, we are the victims, and they are the victims.

I am still a victim. This memory will never go away until I find a place I will call it home.

We are still suffering and I can say okwesikhashana because since 26 September 2009 we are still homeless.

My home was destroyed, my belonging were stolen some were destroyed and my family was traumatized.

Police were helpless but we are still surviving because of God he never left us alone. Izinyembezi zethe azisoze zawela phansi, let them enjoy but one day is one day.

To all families and friends who are still in exile, those who are still homeless, those who lost their families and friends and bread winners who left their jobs and decide to go back emakhaya because of attack at Kennedy Road and because of people who thought bayazi kanti abazi ukuthi abazi, let us be united, strong and fight until our voices are heard.

We weep.

From: S’bu Zikode
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 07:34:08 +0000
To: Sindi Mkhize

You are amazing! You have not abandoned me not only for what I am but for what the nature makes of who I am. It has been your courage, your tears that flowed the whole week in weeping not only for what you had but for what you worked hard to have.

The God of the poor that carried us all through the shadow of all evil forces of capitalism shall never be defeated by thieves who destroy us in the name of development nor shall we allow the capitalists to reign upon us.

What they cannot take away from us is us. Our us is what makes us not only human in terms of blood and bones but also in terms of our values, principles and integrity to ourselves. Our us is not just to impress other but for all of us to learn and share from from each other.


S’bu. Zikode
Remaining homless in the hands of the bulling ANC.
Remaining umhlali