16 January 2014
The African National Congress Youth
League in the Western Cape has
welcomed the withdrawal of cases against four Valhalla Park
protesters who were arrested on Wednesday.
The four were arrested after a fire
broke out leaving eight shacks gutted and residents suspected the fire was an
residents burnt tyres on Wednesday demanding proper houses from the City of Cape
ANC Youth League Convenor Muhammad Khalid
Sayed the ANCYL will be assisting the four when they appear in and they will
stand in solidarity with the people of the informal settlements.
On the other hand the ANC Youth
League in the province said residents of Valhalla Park have
every right to fight for their basic human rights.
ANC Youth League Convenor Muhammad
Khalid Sayed said it is unfortunate that sometimes institutionalized brutality
is used to intimidate people instead of dealing with their real issues.
He called upon the police Minister
Nathi Mthethwa to be abuse their power because force was used in handling the
residents of Valhalha Park when
they held their protest.
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