African National Congress
The CEO of South African Airlines, Vuyani Jarana, had recently resigned, alleging that the government was not cooperating in his plan to revive the airline. The unions also demanded the resignation of four members of the company’s board
The shack-dwellers’ movement has called the demolitions “illegal” as it were carried out without a court order. Members are now rebuilding the shacks, vowing to continue the struggle.
While the biggest opposition party, the centrist DA also suffered a modest loss, the populist EFF improved its vote share by over 4%
Citing police brutality, arrests and assassinations they have been subjected to by the ANC government, the movement has concluded that voting ANC “is like digging our own graves.”
The attack took place as activists of the Abahlali baseKhenana were launching its newest branch in the city and celebrating their recent court victories that allowed them to inhabit the land occupation in Cato Crest