Khayelitsha’s shackdwellers march and speak for themselves!

20 10 2008

Event: AbM Western Cape March
Date: Wednesday 22 October, 2008
Time: 11h00-14h00
Assemble: In between Site-B Day Hospital and Train Station. March to Stocks & Stocks.

It beginsThe shackdwellers of Khayelitsha will no longer be spoken about.  We  will speak for ourselves.

Abahlali baseMjondolo, the shackdweller’s movement that has wrecked havoc on the oppressive town planning of the Kwa Zulu Natal government, is now a force to be reckoned in the Western Cape.

At least 10 informal settlements from Site-B and Site C will be joining Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape as they march from Site-B to Stocks and Stocks Local Municipality Offices.

We are fed up.  We demand our constitutional rights to sanitation, to electricity, to water, to safety from fires and to housing.  But we also demand a new kind of service delivery and housing process.  A truly peoples process that revolves around the communities themselves.

This is only the beginning.

Nothing for us, without us!

For more information, contact AbM Western Cape at 073 2562 036

Abahlali baseMjondolo is a community-based and community-controlled movement.  We are not a political party or an NGO. We do not believe in the so-called ‘stakeholder approach’  to development which seeks to make top-down government policies seem democratic. We are committed towards seeking alternatives with regard to these neoliberal-based policies which affect people living in informal settlements. We believe in the principles of participatory democracy where such alternatives  come from below and to the left.

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