AEC in Athlone Magistrates court on May 13 and at Constitutional Court on May 14

12 05 2009

Upcoming Anti-Eviction Campaign and Poor Peoples Alliance events:

May 14 in Joburg – The AEC and other Poor Peoples Alliance members will be attending Abahlali baseMjondolo’s Constitutional Court challenge of the KZN Slums Act.  See this previous press release.  For more information, contact:

  • Ashraf Cassim AEC Cape Town 076 186 1408
  • Mnikelo Ndabankulu ABM-KZN 079 745 0653
  • Mbhekiseni Mavuso Rural Network KZN 072 279 2634
  • Mzonke Poni ABM Cape Town 073 256 2036
  • Maureen Mnisi LPM-Gauteng 082 337 4514

Morning of May 13 in Athlone – The Gugulethu AEC will turn out in numbers to support activists Mncedisi Twalo and Mbulelo Zuba for their final appearance in Athlone Magistrate’s Court.  We expect the case to be thrown out for lack of evidence as it is a trumped up charge.  If the case is actually heard, residents will be presenting damning accounts of police brutality and of ANC leaders such as Mcebisi Skwatsha’s harasment of residents. For more information, contact:

  • Pule at 073 6448 919 or 078 580 8646
  • Ashraf Cassim at 076 186 1408

Also in the news:

A damning audit report of the N2 Gateway housing project was released showing widespread corruption, mismanagement and criticising the government attempts to evict the poor.

New Zealand’s 60 minutes profiles anti-Apartheid activist John Minto’s trip to South Africa including his visits to the AEC communities of Gugulethu, Old Crossroads and Symphony Way.  He also met with ‘high profile’ people such as Desmond Tutu and the former Springbok captain.

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