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#Durban, #eThekwini: Violent, Criminal Attack in the eKhenana Occupation

South Africa. Today, at 10:00 am, the eThekwini Municipality launched a violent, criminal attack on the eKhenana Occupation in Cato Manor.

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#SouthAfrica: State Attacks Continue in #Durban

South Africa. May 12, 2020. Today the eThekwini Municipality’s notoriously violent Anti-Land Invasion Unit and the equally notorious Calvin & Family Security threatened residents in three occupations, and destroyed homes in two occupations. In all cases they were acting with the backup of the national and municipal police forces.

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South Africa: Serious concern at escalating state xenophobia in times of the #coronavirus

Durban. South Africa. The crisis caused by the coronavirus is being exploited by the government as an excuse to repress those it has always wanted to repress. There have been illegal and violent evictions in all the major cities, and for weeks our movement was specifically targeted for violent daily attacks in Durban.

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#Durban, #SouthAfrica: Impunity for Attempted Murder

South Africa. April 25. 2020. Yesterday we secured an interdict against the illegal and violent evictions that the eThekwini Municipality has been carrying out in the eKhenana settlement in Cato Crest during the lockdown. We had previously secured an interdict against illegal evictions in this community in February 2019 but we had to return to court as the municipality was evicting in violation of this interdict, the law, the Constitution and the lockdown regulations.

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#Durban, #SouthAfrica: Victory in court, blood in the occupation

Durban. South Africa. April 24. 2020. Today we went back to the High Court in Durban to ask the court to enforce the interdict granted against evictions in the eKhenana occupation in February 2019.

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South Africa: Why this Suffering?

Durban. South Africa. April 23. 2020. Blood is running like a river through our homes. We are under constant attack from Calvin & Family Security, the police, and the eThekwini Municipality. Sometimes the army is also there during attacks. Our children are beyond traumatized when they see their only homes being demolished. They are full of fear and anxiety when they see their parents being brutally attacked and hunted with live ammunition like wild animals.

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#SouthAfrica: The #eThekwini Municipality continues to attack the poor; victory for shack dwellers in #CapeTown

South Africa. April 18. 2020. The ANC led municipality in Durban, under Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda, continues to attack the poor in these difficult times.

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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 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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