Articles by Musa Binda

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“Illegal and criminal” demolitions in Durban, say shack dwellers

“This was a new invasion and the people had not settled there. No court order was required,” says City

By Musa Binda - 16 October 2019
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Inanda residents close off roads in protest at power outage

Problem caused by cable theft, says councillor

By Musa Binda - 7 October 2019
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KZN woman can’t get an ID because she’s “dead”

Home Affairs insists Noluvu Mathumbu died in 2007

By Musa Binda - 1 October 2019
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Students arrested after attack on security guard

Guard escapes through a window after petrol bomb thrown into guardroom at Durban University of Technology

By Musa Binda - 19 September 2019
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Students block University of Zululand campus

Attack on student triggers demand for better security

By Musa Binda - 16 September 2019
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New round of demolitions in Cato Manor

Shack dwellers say their belongings were torched, leaving them destitute

By Musa Binda - 5 August 2019
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Three children die in Durban fire

“I left them sleeping when I went to work”

By Musa Binda - 31 July 2019
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In April their homes were destroyed by a flood. Now their new homes are being demolished

Dozens of Enkanini residents continue to rebuild their homes in defiance of the eThekwini municipality

By Musa Binda - 23 July 2019
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Protesters blame corruption for lack of water in Umlazi

“We hear that the officials are benefiting from the water tankers”

By Musa Binda - 15 July 2019
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Abahlali leader blames government for baby’s death

Sbu Zikode says that Khwezi Mlingo would have survived if Cato Manor’s shacks had water and electricity

By Musa Binda - 12 July 2019
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Shack dwellers’ homes demolished and possessions burnt

Land occupiers to take eThekwini Municipality to court for “criminal” act

By Musa Binda - 14 June 2019
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Durban shack dwellers dispute legality of repeated demolitions

Cato Manor occupiers say their homes were not unfinished nor left vacant, contradicting municipality’s claims

By Musa Binda - 12 June 2019
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Teacher shot dead at primary school

Parents fear for the safety of their children at Durban school

By Musa Binda - 11 June 2019
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Their councillor was charged with murder. Now Umlazi voters want a by-election

Residents block township road in protest

By Musa Binda - 28 May 2019
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Evicted Durban residents say City had no court order

Dozens left homeless after shacks demolished on Sunday

By Musa Binda - 21 May 2019
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Solid waste workers demand permanent jobs in Durban

Contractors march through city centre

By Musa Binda - 16 May 2019