Venue: Mass meeting at Zone 30, Joe Slovo
Abahlali baseMjondolo kwaLanga TRA
Press Statement - 6 September 2012
Venue: Mass meeting at Zone 30,
Joe Slovo Date: 6 September 2012
Date: 6 September 2012
Residents of Joe Slovo together with Abahlali baseMjonodolo kwaLanga TRA protested tonight against corrupt Housing Development Agency project managers who are working with community committees in Joe Slovo and the TRA to illegally sell houses and TRA structures in the N2 Gateway housing project. We have evidence of corruption by Tami and also by Bukiwe, both high up HDA officials. Many community members have come forward with this evidence.
Today, we protested will the Joe Slovo community who called on the leadership of Joe Slovo to explain themselves. They refused to come to the community meeting. So the community decided to go to the leaders and force them to address our grievances. After a three hour meeting, Sifiso Mapasa from the committee promised to come to a community mass meeting at 18h00 tomorrow, the 7th of September, at Zone 30 park, Joe Slovo. We expect as many as 1,000 angry residents to attend this meeting. We are calling on the HDA to work with us to go door to door and verify each and every person who has received a house or TRA.
Heads must roll for the corruption that has kept us homeless and in shacks.
Media and supporters are invited to our meeting at 6pm.
For more information, contact:
The Poor People's Alliance: Abahlali baseMjondolo,
together with with Landless People's Movement (Gauteng), the
Rural Network (KwaZulu-Natal) and the Western Cape
Anti-Eviction Campaign, is part of the Poor People's
Alliance - a unfunded national network of democratic
membership based poor people's movements.