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Impi ikhona: The War on our Movement Continues in #Durban, South Africa

Durban. South Africa. April 3, 2020. The eThekwini Municipality attacked Ekuphumeleleni again today. Once again the notoriously violent and brutal Calvin security company was used to launch the attack. Seven homes were destroyed in this attack.

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South Africa: #eThekwini Municipality Evicts Again, This Time with the Backing of the Army

eThekwini. South Africa. April 2, 2020. The eThekwini Municipality has just attacked the Azania settlement in Cato Manor again. This time Calvin Security was backed by the police and the army. A journalist was there and they chased her away.

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South Africa: Abahlali baseMjondolo Women’s statement on the current crisis in times of the #coronavirus

South Africa. April 1, 2020. We as the Women’s League of Abahlali baseMjondolo see the need to express our pain and fear, and our deep disappointment and anger at the eThekwini municipality. We need to issue a clear warning that we will not continue to accept oppression.

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South Africa in times of the #coronavirus: Two Settlements Violently Attacked by the #eThekwini Municipality Today

South Africa. March 31, 2020. Two settlements affiliated to our movement, Azania in Cato Manor and Ekuphumeleleni in Mariannhill, were attacked by the eThekwini Municipality and subject to eviction today. In Azania 15 homes were destroyed. In Ekuphumeleleni, which has now been subject to three attacks from the eThekwini municipality since the national lockdown started, three homes were destroyed. After people’s homes were destroyed their building materials were broken, and then petrol was poured on them and they were burnt.

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South Africa in times of the #coronavirus: Evictions continue in #Durban

Durban. South Africa. March 29, 2020. The national government made a clear promise that there would be no evictions during the national shutdown implemented to slow the spread of the coronavirus. However today, at around 12:30, Calvin Security returned to the Ekuphumeleleni settlement in Mariannhill, which falls under the eThekwini Municipality, and demolished 5 houses. This the second eviction aimed at our movement during the national shutdown and it is a direct violation of a promise made by national government, and a direct attack on the most vulnerable people in this time of crisis.

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Evictions in #Durban on the First Day of #COVID-19 nationwide Shutdown in South-Africa

South Africa. March 27, 2020. On the first day of the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown the eThekwini municipality has evicted residents from the Ekuphumeleleni settlement near Shallcross in Ward 17. Today at about 14pm nine motor vehicles labelled Calvin Security came to the Ekuphumeleleni settlement, which was first established as a land occupation in October 2019, to tear down people’s homes. No Court Order was produced and therefore the evictions were illegal and criminal. They were also in violation of the rules governing the national state of disaster.

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#Coronavirus: A Call for Solidarity in a Time of Crisis

South Africa, March 22, 2020. Abahlali baseMjondolo has held small meetings with elected leaders in all the provinces where we have members to discuss the coronavirus crisis. The best available scientific information has been shared with our members. We have decided to suspend our entire programme of meetings and protests until the crisis has passed. This includes our annual UnFreedom Day rally held each year in April, which usually attracts more than 5 000 people.

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South Africa, Abahlali: On Monday we march in #Durban in support of land occupation from below

South Africa. Abahlali will march to the Durban City Hall to submit our proposals on the Amendment Bill.

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