Attacks on the Kennedy Road Informal Settlement

What is affected
Housing private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 26 September 2009
Region AFA [ Africa anglophone ]
Country South Africa
Location Durban

Affected persons

Total 1000
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Details Letter

Development RR 83 Chance.pdf

Forced eviction
Housing losses
- Number of homes 30
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Private party
Brief narrative Durban - Local and international academics on Monday condemned attacks on a Durban informal settlement which claimed two lives and saw 30 shacks destroyed at the weekend.

"We note with concern the reports of the violent attacks on members of the Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement (ABM) in the Kennedy Road informal settlement," said academics in a joint statement.

Two people were fatally assaulted and stabbed, and scores were injured when about 40 men carrying assegais, knobkerries, spears and guns attacked them.

They attacked the settlement during a youth camp held by the Abahlali baseMjondolo (ABM) movement.

(Source:, 28 September 2009; See also:, 28 September 2009)
Costs €   0