This morning members of the Abahlali base Mjondolo movement planned to start protesting in Durban's Cato Crest at 4:00, almost exactly a week since 17-year-old Nqobile Nzuza was killed in the area by police.
Abahlali spoke to witnesses and is accusing the SAPS of murder. The police still say it was self-defence. The world, meanwhile, is starting to notice.
In a statement released on Thursday, Abahlali says it has been operating in crisis mode since the shooting and put together a timeline of events based on discussions with witnesses.
The group says they started collecting material to block the roads on Sunday night when they were visited by "the notorious gangster councillor" Mzi Ngiba, who warned them not to protest.
The next morning they started burning tires before going to fetch people to join them. They claim police were waiting for them so the diverted their route, but two police vehicles blocked them again.
"They stopped abruptly, got out of their vehicles and immediately drew their guns out," said the Abahlali statement. "The police were about five metres from the protestors. There was no provocation to the police. When the police drew their guns people turned to run....