Despite the attacks and repression that we face our movement continues to become a home for impoverished people. Our movement is growing and we have vibrant branches in a number of provinces.
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South Africa: “We are all amaMpondo!” Abahlali baseMjondolo will this morning approach the Durban High Court on an urgent basis to apply for a Spoliation Order against the eThekwini Municipality.
Mayor Zandile Gumede has started her ‘dealing’ with Abahlali.
For years we have tried to talk to the politicians and officials in the Ekurhuleni Municipality and Gauteng Provincial Government about our urgent need for land and housing.
Today is day 16 of the Zikode Extension Land Occupation on the East Rand, between Boksburg and Germiston. Many of us are sick after 15 nights on the land. Some of us are still carrying wounds from the brutal police assault on 17 May. Our shacks have been repeatedly destroyed and the building materials burnt or confiscated. Cars used to transport the materials to the occupation have been impounded. We are also facing death threats. Armed men, unknown to us, are looking for our leaders.
South Africa: As we reported S’fiso Ngcobo was killed on May 22. Today we publish a statenemt by Abahlali baseMjondolo.
S’fiso Ngcobo, Abahlali baseMjondolo chairperson in eKukhayeni, was assassinated last night by unknown gunmen. Meanwhile the attack on Abahlali in the eThekweni Municipality continues.
South Africa: Today at 3 am Abahlali baseMjondolo in Cato Crest took to the street and blockaded Vusi Mzimela Road and the Jan Smuts Highway.
South Africa: Yesterday afternoon all the shacks on the Zikode Extension Land Occupation were demolished again.
Abahlali baseMjondolo in Gauteng who are currently in occupation of formerly unused land in the East Rand continue to resist in the midst of the continuous demolishing of their structures by the metro police. Today the metro police arrived at the occupation and demolished and burnt again.