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Joint statement on the murder of Thuli Ndlovu near Durban

Statement issued by EE, TAC, SJC, EE Law Centre, Section27, Ndifuna Ukwazi

On Monday night, 29 September 2014, Thuli Ndlovu, Chairperson of the KwaNdengezi branch of the Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM) shack-dwellers movement, was murdered in her home. KwaNdengezi is a peri-urban settlement near Pinetown, part of the eThekwini Municipality. Ndlovu’s children were on the property at the time she died. Her daughter’s 18-year old maths tutor, Sphe Madlala, was shot, and was taken to hospital in critical condition.

AbM, in their press statement, have described this murder as an assassination. Given their experience of intimidation and violence in KwaZulu-Natal, this view is not unreasonable. Continue reading