Media: Cop fires on Cape Argus team

14 08 2009

Note: The police routinely shoot unsuspecting residents and their children without warning.  Generally, police justify their actions by saying residents are throwing rocks at them (this is often a lie).  It takes police shooting the media for newspapers  to actually public the truth.

14 August 2009, 12:22
By Kowthar Solomons

# Gallery: Khayelitsha service delivery protest

A policeman fired a rubber bullet at a Cape Argus news team during a service delivery protest in Khayelitsha’s Site C – despite the reporter having identified himself as a journalist.
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Media: Cops fire on protesters, 1 hurt

16 07 2009
15 July 2009, 09:33
Source: The Star

A service delivery protest in Khayelitsha on Tuesday has put one person in hospital, according to the organisers, Abahlali baseMjondolo. Read the rest of this entry »

Urgent update on ABM-WC Protest

16 07 2009

Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape Press Update

The ABM-WC is calling an end to state criminality of criminalizing it’s members by applying old apartheid tactics of arresting, assaulting, and shooting people with rubber bullets when they exercise their right to freedom of expression and the right to protest.

The movement will not be silenced by the state under the leadership of so called ANC government, and will continue to be vocal using any forms of engagement.
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Media: ‘Millions for stadiums, but no houses’

23 05 2009

Arrests made as violent protests erupt over dismantling of newly-erected shacks

May 20, 2009 Edition 1
Francis Hweshe
Source: Cape Argus

MACASSAR Village housing protesters burnt tyres and stoned the police, who then fired on them with rubber bullets to disperse the crowd, arresting four people, including a University of the Western Cape professor, for public violence.

The informal residents had illegally cleared a piece of land alongside the N2 owned by the City of Cape Town and erected structures vowing not to move from the area.

The protest turned ugly yesterday, resulting in the arrest, and subsequent release of Professor Martin Legassick, along with three other men.

Furious backyard dwellers said they were fed up with the government’s promises of housing, and were tired of paying “exorbitant” rentals. Read the rest of this entry »

Media: Land awarded to Macassar Village residents

21 05 2009
Macassar invaders stay put
Regan Thaw | 20 May 2009
Source: Eye Witness News

Dozens of backyard dwellers who invaded a piece of land in Macassar Village have vowed not to move until their grievances are addressed. Read the rest of this entry »


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