Protest in Cato Crest to resume

2013-10-07 00:00

PROTEST action over housing delivery issues will resume at the Cato Crest informal settlement today, following the funeral of 17-year-old Nqobile Nzuza on Saturday.

Nqobile was shot and killed, allegedly by police, during a protest at the settlement last week. The action was put on hold pending her funeral, and is expected to resume today, said Abahlali baseMjondolo movement spokesperson Mnikelo Ndabankulu.

Last week, hundreds of infuriated shack dwellers took to the streets, blockading Bellair Road, in a protest against the slow pace of housing delivery. The protest turned ugly when shots were fired at about 500 protesting residents, apparently by police, resulting in the death of the teenager.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said the area is still being monitored by officers.

eThekwini Municipality spokesperson Thabo Mofokeng said that despite measures put in place to prevent the mushrooming of informal settlements in the area, people were still moving in.

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