Lindokuhle Mnguni, the chairperson of Abahlali baseMjondolo’s eKhenana commune, was killed in August last year, only months after the murder of its deputy chairperson Ayanda Ngila, and that of another activist, Nokuthula Mabaso. The commune and the movement keep their memory alive by consolidating their work
On July 24, a court in Durban, South Africa sentenced the man who killed the deputy chairperson of Abahlali baseMjondolo’s eKhenana Commune, Ayanda Ngila, last March. Ngila was among four leaders of the shack dwellers movement who were assassinated in 2022 alone.
On November 17, a photo exhibition titled ‘Socialism or Death: Abahlali baseMjondolo on the Frontlines of Struggle’ opened at The Forge in Johannesburg. The work displayed chronicles the years-long struggle of South Africa’s shack dwellers movement to secure land and housing for the urban poor
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
28-year-old Lindokuhle Mnguni, the chairperson of the eKhenana commune of South African shack dwellers’ movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM), was gunned down at his home in Durban on August 20.
Chairperson of the eKhenana commune of Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM), who was out of prison on bail, was gunned down at his home two days before he was to appear in court. This is the third murder of AbM leaders in eKhenana commune in Cato Crest this year.
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.
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.