It's 'Un-Freedom Day' says shack dwellers movement

Thapelo Mohapi, General-Secretary of Abahlali Basmjondolo not celebrating Freedom Day, but instead have called it an UN-Freedom Day, calling on South Africans to boycott Freedom Day

We as the movement have decided to boycott this particular day, because after 22 years, we are still living in shacks, still living like pigs in the mud, still subjected to fire and floods.

Thapelo Mohapi, General-Secretary of Abahlali Basmjondolo

We cannot say it is business as usual, when we are not a priority to government.

Thapelo Mohapi, General-Secretary of Abahlali Basmjondolo

We are not undermining the cause fought by leaders like Madiba and others...but we are saying the leaders that took over from them have betrayed the trust that we have.

Thapelo Mohapi, General-Secretary of Abahlali Basmjondolo

For as long as we live under these conditions we are not free.

Thapelo Mohapi, General-Secretary of Abahlali Basmjondolo

They have not put the people first. They have betrayed our Constitution.

Thapelo Mohapi, General-Secretary of Abahlali Basmjondolo

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