Category Archives: Protests & Mass Action

Jacob Zuma: Be afraid, be VERY afraid

Shielded from accountability, deploying acolytes and benefiting himself, the president has become untouchable

Jacob Zuma’s presidency has taken on a particular flavour. Exposés of capricious political interference in important arms of the state such as the prosecuting authority, the police and the intelligence services have become commonplace: there is little shock factor left in the abuses of power and process committed by his friends in his name; and there is no parallel with any other SA president in the extent to which he has personally benefited from holding office.

Foreigners threaten guerilla warfare

Durban – Despite being attacked, having their shops looted and being left stranded, foreign nationals were on Tuesday adamant that they would not be forced out of the city of Durban.

Marchers against xenophobia run from tear gas in Dr Pixley Kaseme (West) Street in Durban. Picture: Doctor Ngcobo

Marchers against xenophobia run from tear gas in Dr Pixley Kaseme (West) Street in Durban. Picture: Doctor Ngcobo

Malema: 10 reasons to vote EFF – has he delivered?

Here they are – the 10 reasons to vote EFF

EFF leader Julius Malema toasts his supporters during the party's launch on Sunday (October 13 2013). Picture: Felix Dlangamandla/Foto24

EFF leader Julius Malema toasts his supporters during the party’s launch on Sunday (October 13 2013). Picture: Felix Dlangamandla/Foto24Here are 10 of the reasons which he gave for why he should rule South Africa:

Xenophobia victim dies – SA police accused of complicity

One of the two Ethiopian brothers who were burned by a rampaging mob in anti-foreigner violence at a South African township has died, a community leader said Sunday.

SOUTH AFRICA said on Sunday it would help foreigners driven from their homes by xenophobic violence, a week after hundreds were attacked near Durban.

The two men were in their shop in Umlazi, south of Durban, when it was petrol-bombed on Friday night.

Xenophobia: Teenage boy shot three times!

A young teenage boy died after being shot three times during a looting spree in Lindelani in KwaZulu-Natal, hit by deadly xenophobic violence that broke out over the weekend.

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But there was no need yet for the army to be sent in, said Police Minister Nathi Nhleko, who described the unrest as a form of African “self-hate”.

Crowd erects burning barricade in Durban centre

A group of 4 000 people, who appeared to be foreign nationals, erected a burning barricade in the middle of Mahatma Gandhi Road in Durban’s Point district on Tuesday afternoon.

A Somali shopowner gets ready to leave his general dealer following looting and violence in Durban. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

A Somali shopowner gets ready to leave his general dealer following looting and violence in Durban. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

Police lockdown Durban city centre as xenophobes attack foreigners

Durban’s city centre is under total lockdown as Metro Police battle to contain a mob trying to attack foreign owned shops.

Nivashni Nair Image by: Durban city centre was at a standstill as police fired stun grenades at a mob attacking foreign-owned shops on West Street

Nivashni Nair
Image by: Durban city center was at a standstill as police fired stun grenades at a mob attacking foreign-owned shops on West Street

Satawu president’s home petrol bombed

Satawu (South African Transport and Allied Workers Union)

Johannesburg – South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) president June Dube’s home in Vosloorus was petrol bombed in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the union said.

Police on the scene after Chris Nkosi was shot and killed on 13 April 2015. Picture: @MedixGauteng via Twitter.

Police on the scene after Chris Nkosi was shot and killed on 13 April 2015. Picture: @MedixGauteng via Twitter.

Satawu Gauteng secretary gunned down in Germiston

Satawu (South African Transport and Allied Workers Union) Gauteng secretary gunned down in Germiston

The scene of the shooting at the corner of Russel and Wits Rifles roads, where Satawu Gauteng secretary Chris Nkosi was gunned down on Monday evening. Photo courtesy of: EMER-G-MED

The scene of the shooting at the corner of Russel and Wits Rifles roads, where Satawu Gauteng secretary Chris Nkosi was gunned down on Monday evening. Photo courtesy of: EMER-G-MED

We have the right to occupy the unoccupied land – EFF

About 100 people have gathered since Sunday to lay claim to a plot of land in Durban. EFF’s Lindani Mthembu told News24 in Ballito, “We are not grabbing any land but we are occupying the unused land.”