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Saturday September 03 2016
Remember September 3 1984: Grave Fees Must Fall Campaign – Asinamali!
southern africa | community struggles | anarchist communist event Saturday September 03, 2016 01:20 by Sifuna Zonke - Grave Fees Must Fall Campaign
Stop the Privatisation of Cemeteries
We, concerned burial societies and community organisations of the Vaal area, invite everyone in the region to support our struggle against high fees and privatisation of cemeteries. Our people are already living in poverty and struggling to access basic services and a better life because of privatisation. Now they want to charge us high fees and profit from the death of our loved ones! We working class people of the Vaal can not afford the high fees they are charging for graves – fees that are so high and on top of it we still have to pay for tombstones, caskets and reopening if we want to bury another person on the site! Asinamali! Grave fees must fall! We demand free graves!
REMEMBER SEPTEMBER 03 1984
#GRAVE FEES MUST FALL CAMPAIGN! ASINAMALI!
STOP THE PRIVATISATION OF CEMETERIES
We do not have land, but the ruling party and its government are selling our land to private individuals (some of whom are believed to be government officials) to profit from by opening private cemeteries. They know that everybody must die and that if they are not cremated they must be buried and cemeteries are already getting overcrowded. They also know how seriously we Africans take funerals and the burial of our loved ones and for them this is a market to corner; another area of our lives for them to privatise and profit from. Asinamali! We will not pay to bury our dead in their own land!
Under the ANC’s neoliberal GEAR policies every aspect of our lives is privatised, commercialised or commodified. This means that every aspect of our lives, all our rights and services, is turned into a profit-making project that makes the ruling class (private capitalists and state managers) rich at the expense of the poor working class majority. Asinamali! We will not pay to make the rich richer while we get poorer!
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Date: Saturday 3 September 2016
Organise, Unite and Fight!