Durban – Residents were moved to toxic landfill to make way for Umlazi Stadium for 2010 Games

23 October 2009

At a Hearing on Poverty and Climate Change in South Durban on August 20 2009, former residents reported that their houses in Umlazi D Section were demolished to make way for the expansion of the Umlazi Stadium for 2010 FIFA Games. The residents were removed to live in temporary shacks on a toxic landfill site with no services, far away from hospitals and clinics – in an area where ambulance services are not willing to venture.

The WCCA Campaign Task Team is taking up the issue. (Report from StreetNet News No 17)