Landless People's Movement

New Report on Repression of the Landless People's Movement in Johannesburg

Landless People's Movement

This statement, from the Landless People's Movement (LPM), welcomes the new report and links to a pdf of the report.

Five more Landless People's Movement militants arrested in Soweto

The crackdown on the Landless People's Movement in Johannesburg continues. Two LPM militants have been killed in recent days and, following the arrest of five people last night, ten are currently in prison.

The Shacks of Two Landless People's Movement Activists are Burnt Down in Johannesburg as the Police Look On

On Saturday one Landless People's Movement activist was killed, another seriously injured and many more beaten and arrested in a vicious police attack in the eTwatwa settlement in Johannesburg. Early on Sunday morning the homes of two LPM activists were burnt down as the attack on LPM degenerated into what threatens to become a full fledged ethnic pogrom in the settlement.

Police kill Landless People's Movement militant in Johannesburg

The Landless People's Movement in Johannesburg continues to face repression. A number of its leaders are now in hiding. Police attack in eTwatwa, Ekurhuleni; one person is dead and another seriously injured.

Landless People's Movement Attacked in Soweto

Maureen Mnisi (centre) of the Landless People's Movement in her shack in Soweto.

The Landless People's Movement (LPM) has been attacked in Soweto, Johannesburg. Their partners in the Poor People's Alliance (PPA), Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM) were attacked in Durban in September last year. Information is still sketchy at this point but it could well be that the attacks are part of a broader crack down on popular movements by the African National Congress.