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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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#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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South Africa: Twenty-Nine Brave Women Arrested, Two Settlements Attacked

South Africa. April 10, 2020. Yesterday the KwaMathambo settlement in Redhill and the Burnwood settlement in Clare Estate were both attacked by the eThekwini Municipality and subject to violent eviction. As usual there were no court orders and the evictions were violent and illegal in terms of the both the ordinary law and the lockdown regulations that have placed a moratorium on all evictions. As has become routine since Calvin and Family Security were given the tender to evict a number of people were seriously injured.

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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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