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Time to Evict the Crisis
On 5 December, ESCR-Net sent a letter to Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, to express the Network’s collective concern following the murder of Sibonelo Patrick Mpeku. Mr. Mpeku, 32 years old, was a leader of ESCR-Net member Abahlali baseMjondolo, social movement of shack-dwellers living in South Africa’s informal settlements. In Abahlali he served as chairperson for the Sisonke Village branch and the KwaZulu/Natal Provincial Council. Mpeku was reportedly killed around 11:00...
Date published: 12-05-2017

Kinshasa - Deadly violence between government forces and tribal militias in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Congo’s central Kasai region has forced more than a million people from their homes over the past eight months, the UN said on Friday. The fighting erupted after government troops last August killed tribal chief Jean Pierre Mpandi, also known as Kamwina Nsapu, who had launched an uprising against President Joseph Kabila. Yvon Edoumou of the UN’s Office for the...

Date published: 10-10-2017
Fattis Mansion Residents Question the Legality of their forced Eviction
Source: Mohammed Jameel Abdulla, the dailyvox
Residents of Fattis Mansions on the corner of Jeppe and Harrison Street in the Johannesburg CBD were forcefully evicted by close to 200 Red Ants on Wednesday. The eviction, which affected dozens of people, started at 7am and proceeded well into the afternoon. Residents’ belongings were pulled from the building and dumped in a massive pile along Harrison Street. "They just told us late yesterday. I have been here since 2013. I have three people in my family, one is a baby,” said one...

Date published: 10-10-2017
Thousands of people in Nigeria’s Lagos state were left homeless on Sunday after police stormed an informal fishing settlement and set fire to their homes, according to rights groups and residents. Community members of the Otodo Gbame riverine community said armed police fired bullets and tear gas indiscriminately, forcing them onto canoes in the water as their houses were levelled. One man was shot in the neck and later died, residents and Justice and Empowerment...

Date published: 10-10-2017
Zimbabwe. Evictions in Manzou Farm
Source: Zimbabwe People's Land Rights Movement
Location and date: Manzou Farm Upper Mazoe, Bindura Zimbabwe SINCE 2014 Affected population: qualitative and quantitative data 200 Families Organizations supporting the affected population: ZHRL and ZPLRM Short description The first lady has been evicting beneficiaries of the land reform program to make way for her personal gains. Links to relevant...

Date published: 10-10-2017
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