Lindela Mashumi Figlan is a founder member of Abahlali baseMjondolo. He is currently the movements Vice-President and has also served in leadership positions in the movements committees in the Foreman Road and Kennedy Road settlements. He was born in J.B. Location in Flagstaff in the former Transkei. His father, a migrant worker on the mines, was a participant in the Pondo Revolt on Ngquza Hill in 1960. Lindela attended Walter Cingo Senior Secondary School and was the chairperson of Congress of South African Students (COSAS) at his school and the organisations regional secretary. He works as a security guard in Durban.
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