George Mqapheli Bonono
Persecuted leader of South Africa’s shack dweller movement assassinated while on bail

The 29-year-old deputy chairperson of Abahlali baseMjondolo’s eKhenana occupation was killed in Durban by four gunmen, allegedly led by the son of the local chief of the ruling ANC, against whom a police case had already been filed for an earlier attack on Sunday.

Newly elected General Secretary of Abahlali baseMjondolo vows: “We will resist”

The congress of Abahlali baseMjondolo, held at a time of severe repression but also of expanding influence, has laid out for South Africa’s shack-dwellers’ movement the road ahead for the next three years.

Global cry to demand release of South African activists

Leaders from Abahlali baseMjondolo were imprisoned and slapped with serious charges on May 4 in what activists call a politically motivated farce

Leader of shack-dwellers’ movement arrested by South African police for ‘conspiracy’ to murder

George Mqapheli Bonono, the deputy president of Abahlali baseMjondolo, was arrested on May 4. The movement maintains that it is a politically motivated attempt by the police to discredit the organization at the behest of the ruling ANC

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