Protest Against State Repression to be Held at at Macassar Village – Tomorrow

27 11 2009

Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape
Press Statement, Friday 27 November 2009

We will be holding a protest against state repression at New Road, Maccassar Village, from 11:00 on Saturday 28 November 2009.

Our movement is under serious attack in Durban. Our comrades in Abahlali baseMjondolo in Durban have been attacked and had their homes destroyed by an armed ANC militia supported by the local police and politicians. They have also been arrested, denied bail, beaten while in custody and attacked and seriously beaten by the police while going about their ordinary activities in their communities. Many of our comrades are living under death threats and have been turned into refugees. Read the rest of this entry »

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Opinion: ‘Police lies exposed in court’

8 10 2009

 

Mzonke Poni, leader of Abahlali base Mjondolo in the Western Cape, and accused on a charge of ‘public violence’ had his case discharged in court on Tuesday 29 September for ‘lack of reliable evidence’. Mzonke conducted his own defence and he did so brilliantly. He led the three witnesses, one from the Metro Police and two from Cape Town’s anti-land-invasion unit, into contradicting themselves and each other. Read the rest of this entry »





Media: Khayelitsha residents to be briefed on solutions for service delivery

7 08 2009

August 04, 2009 Edition 1
Francis Hweshe – Cape Argus

THE CITY is to meet Khayelitsha residents next week to tell them what efforts have been made to address their concerns since the service delivery protests there two weeks ago.

Their complaints ranged from the need for relocation and better housing to electricity and water provision. Read the rest of this entry »





AbM-WC march on the Mayor’s office

20 07 2009

Click here for additional photos of the march on the IOL website

(higher resolution photos available by contacting abmwesterncape@abahlali.org)





Media: Khayelitsha residents list their demands

20 07 2009

20 July 2009, 15:00 – SAPA

About 100 residents of 15 informal settlements within Khayelitsha marched under the banner of Abahlali baseMjondolo to Cape Town mayor Dan Plato’s office on Monday to protest poor service delivery.

A memorandum from each community with its own list of demands was handed to a representative of Plato’s office.

The protesters said in a memorandum they were concerned with the people’s living conditions and the city’s lack of proper intervention.

“We therefore demand that the city look at conditions of each area and come up with relevant planning for each an every area.

“And to come up with city-wide housing planning for all people who are living in informal settlements and backyards.

“Furthermore, we would like the city of Cape Town and its anti-land invasion unit to adopt a different attitude… when it comes to the public land which is unused. Read the rest of this entry »





AbM-WC Memorandum to the Mayor Dan Plato and City of Cape Town

20 07 2009
ABAHLALI BASEMJONDOLO OF THE WESTERN CAPE
Memorandum to the City of Cape Town

As people who are residing within the informal settlement we would like to bring the list of our demands to your attention for your immediate response.

We are concerned with the conditions at which our people are living under off and with the city’s lack of proper intervention.

We therefore demand that the city to look at conditions of each area and come up with relevant planning for each an every area.

And to come up with a city wide housing planning for all people who are living at informal settlement and backyards.

Further more we would like the city of cape town and its anti land invasion unit to adopt a different attitude than the one that they are carrying when it comes to the public land which is unused.

we demand response from your office within 14 days of receiving this memorandum and we want you to convey a meeting with all the relevant city officials and affected communities to further discuss these issue

ABM-WC contact details: abmwesterncape@abahlali.org and 073 2562 036 Read the rest of this entry »





Urgent update on ABM-WC Protest

16 07 2009

Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape Press Update

The ABM-WC is calling an end to state criminality of criminalizing it’s members by applying old apartheid tactics of arresting, assaulting, and shooting people with rubber bullets when they exercise their right to freedom of expression and the right to protest.

The movement will not be silenced by the state under the leadership of so called ANC government, and will continue to be vocal using any forms of engagement.
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