Durban

Serving our Life Sentence in the Shacks

Zodwa Nsibande and S'bu Zikode, both founding members of Abahlali baseMjondolo on poverty as a life sentence - policed with paranoid vigilance by both the state and the authoritarian (white) left.

Lindela Figlan reflects on the aftermath of the attack on Abahlali baseMjondolo last year

No Land! No House! No Vote!

This article by Lindela Figlan, security guard, former chairperson of both the Foreman Road and Kennedy Road squatter settlements, and current deputy chairperson of Abahlali baseMjondolo, was published in the local broadsheet, the Daily News, today. Lindela has been living under publicly and repeatedly issued threats of death since the attacks on AbM in September last year.

Abahlali baseMjondolo March on Jacob Zuma photo gallery, 2010

Xavier Vahed's pictures from the Abahlali baseMjondolo march on Jacob Zuma, Human Rights Day, 22 March 2010, Durban, South Africa

Abahlali baseMjondolo Has Launched Four New Branches Since the Attack on the Movement in September Last Year

AbM suffered a major set back after they were attacked by a state backed militia last year. But in this statement, issued this afternoon, they report that they have survived the assault and that in fact the movement is growing.

ANC atrocity in South African shack settlement

On Saturday 26 September, Abahlali baseMjondolo, the shack dwellers movement, was attacked in the Kennedy Road settlement, Durban, by an armed mob chanting ethnic slogans and backed, fully, by the ANC. This article is based on a report from an Abahlali member in Durban.