Media: Fund set up after Durban attack

1 10 2009

2009/09/30 06:22:27 AM – Business Day

THE Anglican Bishop of Natal, Bishop Rubin Phillip, said yesterday his church had set up a relief fund for victims of Durban’s Kennedy Road informal settlement attack, which saw three people killed, scores injured and many more displaced.
“Many people have fled their homes with nothing but what they could carry. They need urgent financial assistance,” Phillip said.

About 40 men carrying assegais, spears, knobkerries and guns attacked the settlement during a youth camp held by the Abahlali baseMjondolo movement.

“There are credible claims that this militia has acted with the support of the local ANC structures. This, also, is cause for the most profound concern.”

Phillip said police had failed to arrest the perpetrators, and he would ask President Jacob Zuma to intervene.

Donations can be made to FNB account 50931187386, branch 257355 . Sapa




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