Solidarity and justice for Abahlali baseMjondolo
Date: 14 May, 2021
Our Coalition condemns, once again, the persecution of Abahlali baseMjondolo Members, grassroots movement in South Africa
Abahlali baseMjondolo (ABM) Deputy President Mqapheli Bonono, Siniko Miya and Gasa are in detention. According to the organization press release: “Bonono, Miya and Gasa were all taken to the notoriously violent and corrupt Westville Prison. Our lawyer was, though, able to secure an agreement that all three would be held in isolation cells due to the severe risk that our members face in the prison”.
Abahlali baseMjondolo is a democratic organisation, with tens of thousands of members. It is doing vital and courageous work in the interests of social justice. This grassroots movement of poor shack dwellers in South Africa advocates for the rights of people living in shacks including access to decent housing, services and educatios.
The international solidarity is vital to AbM members safety, it’s essential to give support during periods of repression.