Unemployed People's Movement

Submission of the Unemployed People’s Movement to the SAHRC public hearings on the right to sanitation and basic services.

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Although the charges have been dropped the fact remains that Ayanda was arrested on a bogus charge and assaulted and humiliated in front of his six-year-old son.

‘As the Unemployed People's Movement we reject all provisions in this bill which will hinder the free flow of information.’

‘The doctor's finding is that the marks left on his body are consistent with an assault. Our next step will be to lodge a civil case against the Minister of Safety and Security.’

All charges have been dropped against four activists from the South African town of Grahamstown, reports the Unemployed People's Movement. But it has taken six month's for justice since their initial arrest on 10 February.

Following the acquittal on all charges of 12 young men arrested after performing a dance at an Abahlali baseMjondolo Heritage Day, the Unemployed People’s Movement has issued a statement saluting the ‘witnesses for the prosecution that had the courage to tell the truth in the court’ and celebrating a victory for ‘the struggle of the working class and the poor in South Africa.’

‘A failed municipality wants to give the freedom of Grahamstown to a failed president,’ writes South Africa’s Unemployed People’s Movement, as Makana Muncipality awards Jacob Zuma the freedom of the city on 14 July.

Five hundred people from eThembeni and Transit Camp in Grahamstown blockaded a national road on Tuesday, in a demonstration for housing, electricity and water, the Unemployed People’s Movement reports.

The has been spreading from town to town, from squatter camp to squatter camp, since 2004. Last week it arrived in

Concerned that plans to move the seat of the High Court from Grahamstown to Bisho will make unemployment even worse, Xolelwa Faku calls on the minister of justice to reconsider the decision.