Youth in Protea South Demand that Councillor Step Down

23 03 2009

Landless Peoples Movement Press Release

The Landless People’s Movement (LPM) in Protea South is thankful for all the support that organisations and individuals have provided over the past week especially as we seek to revive the LPM across Gauteng and hopefully reunite it with the landless people in South Africa and around the world.  Your solidarity has given us strength and encouragement and we are as determined as ever to push forward the struggle of the poor in our battle against injustice.  No amount of threats by the government, the police or by individuals will stop us from fighting for our rights.

Currently, the youth in Protea South are organising a march on the 27th March to force our local councilor to step down.  Our councillor must be held accountable to the poor people in Protea South, not to those in power.  The pamphlet for the march is attached.  All are welcome, especially the press and anyone interested in our struggle, as we hope to publicise our demands.  As the LPM is currently in the process of reviving itself, it lacks the resources it needs to sustain its activities, particularly sound (loud hailers), transport, and material for banners (please contact the persons below if you can assist in any way).

We are confident that justice will be served:
“We Shall Overcome”

For more information contact:

Bongani, the Youth Coordinator in Protea South, at: 071 043 2221
Maureen at:  082 337 4514
or, Luke at: 079 144 4323
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