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    Violent mob attacks shack-dwellers in lead-up to World Cup

    hamish campbell

    by hamish campbell

    An armed mob with links to the ANC unleashed a night of intimidation and terror at the Kennedy Road shack settlement in Durban, South Africa. They were threatening to kill the leaders of the Abahlali baseMjondolo (Durban shack-dwellers) movement, threatening them with death. In the morning 3 were dead, many injured and over 1,000 of the residents fled the settlement with all they could carry. Informal settlements such as this are being cleared in preparation for the World Cup in 2010.