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GroundUp: Activist groups unite to fight evictions


Scathing criticism of Durban Municipality for not responding adequately to Foreman Road fire

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Residents of Cato Manor met members of civil society formations. Photo: Nomfundo Xolo


“Those people have nothing left. They have no money and no documents. The least the municipality could have done was to bring mobile services to the people so that they can reclaim their lives again, but they were instead treated inhumanely.” Zukiswa Qezo, an organiser with the Social Justice Coalition (SJC), was speaking in Foreman Road, the scene of a shack fire on 12 November that killed a toddler and left hundreds of people homeless.

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