Media: W.Cape shack dwellers call for MEC’s resignation

14 04 2011

Malungelo Booi | Eyewitness News

A group of Khayelitsha residents demanded the resignation of Western Cape Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela on Wednesday.

The small group held a demonstration outside the MEC’s office on Wednesday morning.

“Madikizela you’re an idiot and a puppet”, read one of the placards.

Abahlali baseMjondolo, which led the protest, warned it was just the start of their planned rolling demonstrations at the MEC’s office this week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Police brutality: Protester beaten and shot to death

14 04 2011

Shocking images as police shown beating defenceless protester to death
Apr 13, 2011 10:19 PM | By CHANDRE PRINCE, SIPHO MASONDO and HARRIET MCLEA

Shocking images of police brutality were broadcast to the nation on television yesterday – they showed an unarmed man being beaten to death by a mob of policemen.

Pictures of the attack on the 33-year-old man by at least six policemen simultaneously, during a service delivery protest at Setsoto, in Ficksburg, eastern Free State, were shown on all SABC news bulletins last night. Read the rest of this entry »