Category Archives: Umlazi

Repression and State Criminality in uMlazi and Cato Manor

Tuesday 05 September 2017

Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement SA Press Statement

Repression and State Criminality in uMlazi and Cato Manor

Yesterday two members of Abahlali were attacked by unknown people in our Silver City branch in uMlazi. The two men, who are serving in the local Abahlali structure were abducted by a group of men and forced into a car with no registration number. They were then taken to the house of the local ward councillor.  They were beaten and tortured for two hours at the home of the ward councillor by the same men that had abducted them. After this they were taken to the police station by these men.  Continue reading

Umlazi Ward 88 Councillor arrested for death threats and an unlicensed firearm

16 July 2017
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

Umlazi Ward 88 Councillor arrested for death threats and an unlicensed firearm

Ward 88 Councillor S’bu Maphumulo has been threatening the Abahlali leadership in our Silver City branch in Umlazi. When he was appointed the councillor was not known in the area and after he became a councillor he never visited the residents there. The first time that he was seen in the area was after our recent protests in support of the restoration of our human dignity. On Sunday, 9 July 2017, while Abahlali were holding their local community meeting, Cllr Maphumulo stormed the meeting with seven armed men, three hitmen and four police officers, in full police uniform, from GG Umlazi. He pointed to the local Abahlali chairperson, Lungelo Hlongwane, and said ‘’here is the man”. The armed men who had stormed the meeting then asked what the meeting was all about, was it about road blockades, or what. Lungelo said this was one of the regular community meetings that they hold about their lives and their future.  Continue reading

The Mercury: ‘Elitist’ suburb residents reject low-cost houses development

Kwa-Zulu Natal | 2 June 2017, 10:50am
Bongani Hans, The Mercury


Durban – Residents of an upmarket uMlazi suburb have opposed the construction of low-cost houses in the area, saying the development will depreciate property values and lead to many social ills in the middle-class neighbourhood.

Since March, the residents of section-W have been protesting and vandalising already built eThekwini Municipality low-cost houses.

About 200 more houses still need to be built in the space, which the community has earmarked for a clinic, children’s park and recreation centre.

Local councillor Amon Dladla on Thursday accused the residents of being “elitist” for refusing to be associated with the poor in order to protect the value of their properties.  Continue reading

Abahlali launches a branch in Silver City (Umlazi)

29 June 2014

Abahlali press statement


Abahlali launches a branch in Silver City (Umlazi)

Today Abahlali will be launching a branch in Silver City. This settlement is settlement is situated in Umlazi, South Durban.

Today we are pleased that this community will reclaim its membership and join the big family of Abahlali. It is known that the Silver City is one of the shack settlements that are excluded from all kinds of services for political reasons. We are aware that the community is not getting development because it is taken as the voting pool for the ruling party to keep this ward in the hands of the ruling Party.

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