Violent Mob Attacks at Kennedy Road Settlement Target Leaders of Abahlali baseMjondolo

Publication Date:
29 December 2009
South Africa, Urban Issues and Habitation

In the early morning hours of September 27th, 2009 an armed mob of about 40 men unleashed a night of intimidation and terror at the Kennedy Road shack settlement in Durban, South Africa. The mob was armed with guns and bush knives and was calling out the names of the President and Vice President of the Abahlali baseMjondolo movement, threatening them with death. In the morning 3 were dead, many injured and over 1,000 of the residents fled the settlement with all they could carry.

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