Macassar people won their victory on land occupation

20 05 2009

Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape Press Release
20 May, 2009

People from Macassar Village finally won their victory on land occupation, today would have been the third day of sleeping outside if the victory was not won.

During the day today the Superintendent from Macassar Police station asked people to elect four people to go to negotiate with a local ward counselor for a piece of land which is nearby the land that people had occupied, after 3 hours of negotiation between people and the ward counselor it was agreed that people can build on that land which is 10 miters away from the land that people had occupied.

As we speak people are busy building their structures and Dan Plato is expected to arrive tomorrow early in the morning with few municipal officials to hand over the land officially to the people of Macassar Village and the anti land invasion is also expected to return the building material that they have demolished and confiscated from people illegally.

Power to the people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And as Abahlali baseMjondolo we want to know that this is the begging of many activities of building communities from below.   And we want to clarify that we don’t occupy the land, we only establish our selves and this is people centered process.
Three people that were arrested and charged with public violence are released with a warning to appear in court on the 11th of June 2009.
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