Articles by Musa Binda

Neighbour saves children from burning shack

“He heard little voices coming from the inside”


7 January 2020

“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


16 October 2019

Inanda residents close off roads in protest at power outage

Problem caused by cable theft, says councillor


7 October 2019

KZN woman can’t get an ID because she’s “dead”

Home Affairs insists Noluvu Mathumbu died in 2007


1 October 2019

Students arrested after attack on security guard

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


19 September 2019

Students block University of Zululand campus

Attack on student triggers demand for better security


16 September 2019

New round of demolitions in Cato Manor

Shack dwellers say their belongings were torched, leaving them destitute


5 August 2019

Three children die in Durban fire

“I left them sleeping when I went to work”


31 July 2019

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


23 July 2019

Protesters blame corruption for lack of water in Umlazi

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


15 July 2019

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


12 July 2019

Shack dwellers’ homes demolished and possessions burnt

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


14 June 2019

Durban shack dwellers dispute legality of repeated demolitions

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


12 June 2019

Teacher shot dead at primary school

Parents fear for the safety of their children at Durban school


11 June 2019

Evicted Durban residents say City had no court order

Dozens left homeless after shacks demolished on Sunday


21 May 2019