AbM-WC: The Arrest & Police Assault of Mzonke Poni – update no. 3, 7:47 p.m. 1 June 2009

1 06 2009

Press Update:

We have now been able to confirm the following:

1. Mzonke has, probably as a result of the fantastic national and international solidarity, been able to receive medial attention.

2. The woman who was arrested, with her child, along with Mzonke was subject to intimidation at the hands of the police and threatened to never return to the occupation and then released without being charged. We cannot yet give her name. Read the rest of this entry »





Mzonke Poni is under arrest and is currently being assaulted in the Macassar Village Police Station

1 06 2009

Emergency Update (18h15 on 1 June):

Mzonke Poni has been charged with public violence and will appear in court on Tuesday with the mother of the 1 year old baby. We would like to thank everyone who called in for helping prevent further assaults and beatings.

Emergency Update (17h15 on 1 June):

1. mzonke sent an sms moments ago to say that a women has also been arrested and that she has a one year old baby.
2. immediately after that mzonke’s phone was taken from him while he was on the line to david ntseng of the church land programme.

its time to face up to the fact that in cape town the local state is habitually violent and criminal. moreover when the courts extend some protection to the poor that are also treated with utter contempt Read the rest of this entry »





Urgent Interdict against Municipal Criminality to be Served on the Cape Town City Manager First Thing on Monday Morning

1 06 2009

Sunday, 31 May 2009
Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape
Press Statement

Urgent Interdict against Municipal Criminality to be Served on the Cape Town City Manager First Thing on Monday Morning

The urgent interdict awarded to the Macassar Village Occupation on Friday evening against the ongoing state criminality by the City of Cape Town will be served to the Cape Town City Manager, Achmat Ebrahim, by the Sheriff of the Court first thing on Monday morning. Read the rest of this entry »








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