South Africa’s Poor Targeted by Evictions, Attacks in Advance of 2010 World Cup


Thousands of South Africans are being displaced in preparation for the 2010 World Cup. While Durban completes the finishing touches on its new stadium, thousands of the city’s poor who live in sprawling informal settlements are threatened with eviction. On Saturday, an armed gang of some forty men attacked an informal settlement on Durban’s Kennedy Road, killing at least two people and destroying thirty shacks. We (Democracy Now) speak to two South African activists who are fighting back.

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