Category Archives: Kaveel Singh

Shack dweller movement’s KZN leader ‘assassinated’

Kaveel Singh, News24

Abahlali baseMjondolo, the shack dwellers movement that began in Durban, is reeling from the apparent assassination of one of its leaders in the city on Tuesday night.

S’fiso Ngcobo, the movement’s chairperson in eKukhayeni, was murdered by three unknown gunmen.

Abahlali spokesperson Sbu Zikode told News24 that the organisation was “deeply hurt, because this was not just a leader, he was a father to his kids, an uncle and a breadwinner.  Continue reading

News24: eThekwini mayor at sports centre opening as community clashes with police


Kaveel Singh

Durban – eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede attended the opening of a sports centre while police and Foreman Road informal settlement community members clashed over promises she apparently made.

Gumede was at the opening of a sports centre in Waterloo near Verulam, north of Durban, while police and the community clashed after building material that the municipality promised, weren’t delivered.   Continue reading

News24: ‘Pieces of flesh were coming off their bodies’ – neighbour describes Foreman Road fire


Kaveel Singh

Mzimasi Nomvete was sound asleep when he smelt smoke and heard screams just metres from his home.

The 35-year-old resident of Foreman’s Road Settlement in Clare Estate, Durban, heard calls of “fire” early on Sunday morning, waking in a panic.

“People were screaming and saying ‘they are burning’. It was hard to realise what was happening. It happened so quickly.”  Continue reading

News 24: Cape Town fires kill 9, displace thousands on Christmas weekend

2015-12-28 06:22

Cape Town – Several fires in Cape Town over the weekend have left nine people dead and
thousands displaced.
The most heavily affected areas included Elsies River, Delft, Mfuleni, Vrygrond, Imizamo Yethu Informal Settlement as well as Cape Town Station.

On Saturday alone, eight people were killed after shack fires engulfed various parts of Cape Town in the morning.

A total of three men, three women and two girls were killed in four different areas, spokesperson Theo Layne had said. Continue reading