Bloodshed at notorious Durban hostel draws Protector's attention

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Thuli Madonsela, in response to several complaints, undertook a site inspection of Umlazis Glebelands Hostel and interviewed residents. More than 50 people have been murdered there since last year.

Thuli Madonsela, in response to several complaints, undertook a site inspection of Umlazis Glebelands Hostel and interviewed residents. More than 50 people have been murdered there since last year.

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Thuli Madonsela, in response to several complaints, undertook a site inspection of Umlazis Glebelands Hostel and interviewed residents. More than 50 people have been murdered there since last year.

Thuli Madonsela, in response to several complaints, undertook a site inspection of Umlazis Glebelands Hostel and interviewed residents. More than 50 people have been murdered there since last year.

DURBAN - The bloodshed at Durban’s most notorious hostel has attracted the attention of the Public Protector.

Thuli Madonsela – in response to several complaints – did a site inspection of Umlazi’s Glebelands Hostel and interviewed residents.

 

 

More than 50 people have been murdered there since last year, and the motives remain vague, despite rife speculation.

 

 

The hostel has seen a strong police presence over the past months, but some residents and activists still accuse officers of not doing their jobs.

Madonsela is expected to meet government and police authorities to discuss her visits.

She plans to make recommendations for temporary solutions to be implemented, particularly at Glebelands.

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