Today as we commemorate the deaths of 69 protesters who were gunned down in 1960 in Sharpeville and kwaLanga for refusing to carry a dompas or pass book, we cannot help but express deep concern over the shrinking space for dissent in our democracy. Human Rights Day marks one of the most important days in […]
Stop the killings in Glebelands!
The Right2Know Campaign calls on all South Africans to stand in solidarity with the Glebelands Hostel dwellers and demand urgent action from all relevant government structures to address the torrid situation and prioritize peace in Glebelands.
By March 2017, 83 people had been reported to have been assassinated leaving families traumatized and without breadwinners. Glebelands has been allowed to become a war zone for political plunder and the government is silent. These killings cannot continue unabated.
R2K urges civil society and religious community to take a collective stand and call on the government to ‘STOP THE KILLINGS’!
What may Xolobeni and Glebelands have in common? Reflect on universal rights and shared wrongs for a minute-and-a-half this Human Rights Day MARCH 21 is Human Rights Day. 21 years ago, universally recognised human rights – to freedom, justice, and peace – which formed the basis of our Bill of Rights, became cornerstone to our […]
GLEBELANDS SOLIDARITY MONTH: 13 MARCH – 13 APRIL – Call for community support, solidarity, action and awareness – Yesterday the 76th person* was killed at Glebelands since 13 March 2014. Two other men were shot during the same incident and were admitted to hospital. Sources claim that around 14h30, a Polo with no number plates […]
“They said he betrayed them. They do not want peace, they want us all dead.” – Glebelands informer 8 November 2016 YESTERDAY, just after 13h00, the Block 52 Peace Committee leader (name withheld) died in a hail of bullets shortly after leaving the Umlazi Magistrate’s Court. Witnesses reported the killers, armed with ‘rifles’ and handguns […]
Date: Friday 15 July 2016 Time: 10AM Venues: Gauteng will picket outside the National SAPS Headquarters, Wachthuis Building, 231 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Western Cape will picket outside Bellville Police Station, 72 Voortrekker Road, Bellville. KZN will picket outside Umlazi Police Station, V 1295 Prince Mcwayizeni Road, Umlazi. R2K chooses Friday 15 July as a moment […]
By Vanessa Burger 12 June 2016 “They want us to keep voting for Mzobe’s cabinet while they keep us living in shit like pigs. If my kids get sick from this, can I take them to the ANC? No, I must sort it out myself!” – angry Glebelands resident Block R residents have lost track of […]
Here’s our first tabloid newspaper for 2016 – Your Right2Know – highlighting a range of community stories such as the call to Stop Mining in the Wild Coast, the newly launched Social Justice TV Channel, Glebelands Crisis and the need for urgent intervention and more. Feel free to collect copies from our offices in Durban, Cape Town or Jo’burg, […]
The people of Glebelands Hostel have turned to the United Nations Human Rights Council in a plea for protection from hitmen’s bullets and violations of their basic human rights. In the last two years, 62 people have died, most of them gunned down by assassins’ bullets. Two years later, not a single person has been […]
R2K KZN supports Glebelands residents’ call to the UN Human Rights Committee. The attacks on human rights in Glebelands Hostel must end and the perpetrators must be brought to justice. The people of Glebelands have sent an urgent appeal to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the International Community to intervene to ensure […]
GLEBELANDS HOSTEL COMMUNITY PRESS STATEMENT We appeal for the urgent intervention of the United Nations Human Rights Council and call for the eyes of the world on Glebelands On Saturday night another comrade was killed. Community leader, Zodwa Sibiya was shot in the head at Block L. She had been a well-respected member of […]