When: Wednesday 14 October at 1:00pm
Where: Jammie Plaza, UCT Upper Campus What: Solidarity protest with Abahlali baseMjondolo
The UCT History and Current Affairs Society (HCA), UCT Student Worker’s Alliance (UCTSWA), UCT’s branch of the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) and the UCT branch of Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) have been horrified by the seeming prioritising of political and economic interest over human life in Kennedy Road, an informal settlement in Durban. The Kennedy Road Development Committee and the members of the shack dwellers movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo were on the receiving end of the police-sanctioned violence at the end of last month, when a group of about 40 men attacked members of these organisations while chanting “anti-Mpondo” slogans and calling for “all the amaZulu to come out”. This is a politically and ethnically motivated attack, which is attempting to silence voices of political opposition and exploit the poor. Together with Abahlali baseMjondolo, we call on President Jacob Zuma to intervene to end the criminalization of a democratically elected civil society organisation that seeks to improve the lives of its members, irrespective of their political, religious or ethnic backgrounds.
Join us in solidarity with Abahlali baseMjondolo on:
Wednesday 14 October
Jammie Plaza, UCT Upper Campus
Members of Abahlali and the Social Justice Coalition Khayelitsha branches will be joining us on campus to make their voices heard against this injustice. Speakers will include Ashraf Cassiem (Anti-Eviction Campaign), and Angy Peter (from Social Justice Coalition Khayelitsha).
UCT students and workers will not allow this attack on our democracy and basic human rights go unnoticed.
UCTSWA, HCA, SLSJ, SJC-UCT in solidarity with Abahlali baseMjondolo
For more information about the demonstration contact:
Laura Phillips: 084 426 0669 firstname.lastname@example.org
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