Poverty led to July riots, shack dwellers movement leader tells commission

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Sibusiso Zikode, president of the shack dwellers movement, Abahlali Basemjondolo.
Sibusiso Zikode, president of the shack dwellers movement, Abahlali Basemjondolo.

The leader of the shack dwellers movement, Sibusiso Zikode, told the unrest commission on Monday that a revolt from poor people over inequality was inevitable.

Zikode was testifying on day 10 of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) hearings looking into the July unrest.

Zikode was called to the commission to give an academic observation of the motivations behind the looting of shops that occurred in Durban.

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