AbM leader George Mqapheli Bonono called on the UN to take a stand against the murders of the movement’s leaders, and for the South African government to set up a commission of inquiry to ensure justice for all victims of political killings
On May 5, Nokuthula Mabaso, a militant land rights activist of Abahlali baseMjondolo in South Africa was assassinated.
Nokuthula Mabaso – a 40 year old mother of four leading AbM’s eKhenana commune – was gunned down the evening before she was supposed to appear in court to oppose the bail of the local ANC chief’s son, who is accused of murdering another eKhenana leader in March
Today we look at the dismissal of charges against leaders of Abahlali baseMjondolo, the strike by trade unions in Haiti to protest social and economic insecurity, and more
Seven months after making the first round of arrests and failing to produce any evidence, the charges against all AbM members have been dropped, similar to previous cases persecuting its militants.
The proceedings in the case against Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM) militants Mqapheli George Bonono, Siniko Miya and Maphiwe Gasela will continue on Monday. Just last week, in a related matter, three AbM members were released after the case against them was dropped
George Bonono spoke to Peoples Dispatch about the conditions in prison and reminisced about the struggles of the shack-dwellers movement’s eKhenana occupation.
Shack-dwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo has claimed that the state is buying time by seeking postponements as it has no evidence against George Bonono and two other members accused of conspiring to commit murder
Today we look at the historic general strike held by Palestinians, the continued persecution of Abahlali baseMjondolo members, and more
Leaders from Abahlali baseMjondolo were imprisoned and slapped with serious charges on May 4 in what activists call a politically motivated farce
The shack dwellers’ movement of South Africa, marked 15 years of struggle for land, housing and dignity on October 4. It held a seminar, Sifike kanjani la? (How did we get to where we are?) and, the following day, relaunched the eKhenana branch of the movement.
“Not only did the authorities demolish the shacks, but also poured kerosene and burnt the belongings our people had left behind. They came later in the evening to find all their possessions burnt down,” said George Bonono of Abahlali baseMjondolo