1 December 2012
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement
Protest at Government Failure to Assist Shack Dwellers After the Storm
The huge storm that hit Durban last night has left several communities reeling. People's homes have been flooded and some have been washed away.
As always shack dwellers we are more vulnerable to these disasters than most other people. For years we have been trying to engage the eThekwini Municipality around both their failure to take adequate measures to protect shack dwellers from disasters like fire and floods and to offer proper support to shack dwellers after disasters. But the municipality only gives its time for the people for political issues and not ever for issues of development.