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Radio 786: Rights Group Claim Police Abuse

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Rights Group Claim Police Abuse
Monday, 16 November 2009 09:10

Police shot on the home of Philani Zungu, the chairperson of the Abahlali baseMjondolo in Pemary Ridge. At least one bullet ripped through the chairperson house.

The community confirmed that the police were using live ammunition when they found the bullet casings the following morning.

Members of the Abahlali baseMjondolo in Pemary Ridge Durban have complained of repeated abuse of their members by the police.

Many of the Pemary ridge settlement spent the night hiding out in bushes to prevent the police brutality. The community says it is the third time, since the Kennedy Road attacks, that the Sydenham police have brutally harassed and arrested residents of Pemary Ridge.

It is said that the police attacks on Pemary Ridge are part of the wider ongoing attack on Abahlali baseMjondolo.