Gugulethu Anti-Eviction Campaing Press Alert
05 November 2009
Gugulethu Anti-Eviction Campaign will be protesting at the new Gugulethu Square Mall tomorrow morning at 08h00am.
Residents are angry that most of the jobs at the mall are going to people who do not reside in Gugulethu. Despite Mzoli’s assurances, very few of the jobs are going to locals. Since the mall is being build on land that should rightfully be owned by the Gugulethu community, it is only fair that residents benefit from development happening on their land.
Last week, police under pressure from Mzoli and the local ANC councillor shot at peaceful protesting residents with rubber bullets. They then went and arrested protesters and charged them for public violence. The charges were dropped the next day for lack of evidence.
This happens all the time. Police shoot and then realise they have to lie and say that protesters were violent and then they go and arrest protesters and attempt to frame them.
But this time, the march has gotten the permission of the City. If they try to shoot us, everyone will be watching.
For more information, click here for the previous press statement.
Contacts:Thozamile Tsotsobe at 078 555 8662 Bulelwa Bolsiki at 074 960 8964 Mncedisi Twalo at 078 580 8646 Malibongwe at 074 639 9551
Thando Swakamisa at 076 498 5096