Maphiwe Gasela
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.

Case against leaders of South Africa’s shack-dwellers movement dropped and other stories

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

Charges against leaders of Shack Dwellers’ movement in South Africa dropped

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.

Trial of Abahlali baseMjondolo militants continues despite crumbling case

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

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