Inside Joburg’s building of darkness, where migrants live in fear as Operation Dudula threats amplify

Operation Dudula sprang up a year ago as a ‘South Africa first’ grouping and quickly launched campaigns targeting immigrants. In this article, we look at the impact of a threatened operation by Operation Dudula to evict occupants from a derelict building in inner-city Johannesburg. The threat has left more than 400 people — including people living with disabilities — in fear of attacks and deportations. Some have already packed up and fled.