Abahlali to march in Durban against corruption, evictions

Abahlali to march in Durban against corruption, evictions

Members of shack dwellers' movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo, are planning on marching through the Durban CBD on Monday morning over corruption and forced evictions. 

Abahlali BaseMjondolo march to Durban City Hall
Jarryd Subroyen

The movement's Busisiwe Diko says hundreds of families have been displaced. 

"We feel that the lockdown has been used as a tool to evict and to torture people that are living in the informal settlement. 

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"Cyril Ramaphosa said that people should remain indoors, but eThekwini Municipality and security have been evicting people."

She says they want to meet with Premier Sihle Zikalala and the Cooperative Governance MEC to hand over a memorandum of grievances - that also calls for an end to state corruption. 

"They don't go to jail. Why? We demand that the governments send those people to jail."

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