Zikalala given 2 weeks to answer Abahlali's demands

Zikalala given 2 weeks to answer Abahlali's demands

Shackdwellers' movement, Abahlali BaseMjondolo, has given local government two weeks to respond to its demands, after Monday's protest in Durban. 

Abahlali marchers at the Durban City Hall
Jarryd Subroyen

The group's labelled state corruption an attack on the poor

Residents from informal settlements handed over a memorandum to KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala over a number of grievances including forced evictions. 

Meanwhile, a committee representing informal traders feels government has forgotten about them.

READ: Abahlali on evictions: 'The state does not treat us like people'

Verushka Mendutt who is with Market Users Committee addressed crowds in Durban yesterday. 

"We are not privileged. We are ignored and forgotten. The Business Support Unit meant to empower our traders, take people off the street and give them work, is ignoring us. We get called nobody's." 

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