Abahlali baseMarikana Protest in Observatory on 25 May 2013


AbahlaliBase Marikana protest in Observatory
Athenkosi Mvane
26 May 2013

On Saturday, Abahlali Base Marikana went to Observatory to protest over the City of Cape Town’s Open Streets initiative.

Abahlali said the Open Streets will please only a few people whilst having houses built will be a project that will be more beneficial to more people.

Cindy Ketane said that the City supports Open Streetsand sidelines the poor, because the poor are excluded.

The Open Street initiative aims to promote the use of roads for bicycles and roller skate.

Ketane said they were also protesting against the scourge of police taking their material and destroying their houses.

“The same city that is making some people happy is also making people suffer; other people do not know what is happening in Marikana, so they wanted to expose the problem they have with the City of Cape Town” Ketane added.

Click here to see some photographs of this protest.