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 […]
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’!
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 […]
Delayed reaction and intelligence failure hamper effective police operations 29 November 2015 By: Vanessa Burger In a follow up to last Wednesday’s tipoff regarding the Glebelands renegade cop’s reported delivery of firearms to a Block 42 top floor room, where the cop (a Block 52 neighbour of the late warlord) and his new sidekick from […]
Service delivery is suspended as residents are fenced in 29 November 2015 By: Vanessa Burger Just over a fortnight ago the MEC for Community Safety and Liaison, Willies Mchunu, washed his hands of the Glebelands violence – although his spokesperson later denied it. Now the eThekwini Municipality has shut up shop, packed its bags, and redeployed […]
The Glebelands terror campaign continues… 25 November 2015 By: Vanessa Burger Glebelands thugs, now apparently headed by a Block 52 resident who has risen to prominence after the death of the former warlord, have been busy this week. Meetings were reportedly held at Blocks 40, 41, 42, 45, and, last night, in Block 48. Residents […]
20 November 2015 By: Vanessa Burger Gunshots rang out at Glebelands Hostel again last night. Another two men now lie in hospital fighting for their lives. A Block P resident was shot at close range while fixing a vehicle next to the same block at about 19h45. Another man, believed to be a foreigner working […]
Is political complicity and tribalism fanning the flames of Glebelands violence after the Montclair double hit yesterday? 13 September 2015 By: Vanessa Burger Following the execution of Glebelands community leader and residents, William Mthembu and Thokozani Machi, the situation at the war torn hostel continues to deteriorate. Although police sources claimed yesterday that two of […]
By Vanessa Burger The death toll has now reached 30 at Glebelands Hostel since March 2014. Less than 6 months into 2015, the community has lost 13 members – 13 families are now without breadwinners. The community is burying a comrade on average every 2 weeks. National government is yet to respond to our pleas […]
By Vanessa Burger Pina Temba of Glebelands Hostel was killed in hit at Chester Meats behind China Mall in Umbilo at around 5am this morning. He was on his way to work and was shot in the head in a similar manner to that used on Sipho Ndovela who was gunned down at the entrance […]
It is shameful and shocking that our people are dying like flies – shooting each other in front of the police, at the court, in taxis, in each others’ homes and on the streets. Over a year of terrible violence at Glebelands Hostel has shown how deeply run our country’s difficulties in providing safety and […]