Updates

Here you can keep up to date with the latest happenings of the #FreeSiyanda campaign. From the petition, to the letters, to what Team Siyanda are doing. You’ll find it all right here on our timeline.

 

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13 May 2021

Yet another incident involving Dyfed-Powys police, where they failed to respond within 48 target response time to a racial incident. Gabriela Tavares, 19, said “I’m upset but I’m also angry”. Read the full article by the BBC.

 

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7 May 2021

The policing inspectorate found that Dyfed-Powys Police was too often failing to report recorded crime with an estimated 4,400 not recorded each year. Read the full article by WalesOnline.

 

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10 Apr 2021

A socially distanced demonstration was held on the 10 April by the Young Socialists to further highlight Siyanda’s injustice and their support of the Free Siyanda campaign. Team Free Siyanda truly thank you for your support.

Photos taken by RBeePhotography

 

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29 Mar 2021

The Independent Newspaper shares Siyanda’s story with their readers. Bringing to light the racism within Wales.

 

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23 Mar 2021

Today we went to the court of appeal to fight for Siyanda’s freedom. We didn’t get the result we wanted, but we will continue to strive forward to get the justice Siyanda deserves. The Crown Court appeal judges accepted Siyanda’s face was stamped on by one of the prosecution witnesses. All of whom stated under oath Siyanda was not harmed and thereby committing perjury.

 

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11 Mar 2021

Siyanda’s story appears in The Voice Newspaper online. They also share the petition, online tour details and the upcoming appeal date of the 23 March.


 

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Team Siyanda also publish the latest press release today. Download it by clicking the button below.

 

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4 Mar 2021

Today we launch the Free Siyanda Online Tour. The tour takes us across the UK, starting in Wales on the 13 March. It then moves to London for the 20 March, with the finale is taking place in Stoke on 27 March.

Get your free ticket on Eventbrite

 

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21 Jan 2021

Wales TUC show their support for the #FreeSiyanda campaign with Twitter and Facebook posts.

 

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22 Dec 2020

The Crowd Justice page is launched to help raise funds to assist with the legal costs of Siyanda’s appeal which is due to be heard soon. If you would like to donate towards the appeal costs, please go to Crowd Justice. Thank you in advance for your support.

 

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8 Aug 2020

Today we saw many people come together at Tottenham police station in London to protest about the black lives lost, destroyed and damaged due to ineffective policing.

 

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22 Jul 2020

500,000 signatures on the petition. This is so amazing and we thank each and everyone of you for taking the time to sign and share the petition. We really do appreciate it and all the support you have shown and continue to show. Thank You!!

 

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11 Jul 2020

A big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who came to the protest in Bute Park today in support of Siyanda.

 

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4 Jul 2020

We announce the #freeSiyanda protest which will take place on 11 July in Cardiff. Also Team Siyanda join the protest in Rhiwbina, Cardiff.

 

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19 Jun 2020

Siyanda sends a letter of Thanks.

 

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16 Jun 2020

The Free Siyanda campaign reaches South Africa and is incorporated into Youth Day.

 

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13 Jun 2020

Barry in Wales bears witness to Team Siyanda campaigners as they speak on righting the wrong.

 

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10 Jun 2020

Siyanda has started to receive your letters of support sent via the ‘Show Support Page’. This has helped so much in lifting her spirits and means so much to her. Siyanda has says a huge Thank You, to everyone that has taken the time to write to her.

 

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6 Jun 2020

Team #FreeSiyanda head to another BLM protest; this time in Bute Park, Cardiff. We continue to raise the awareness of the injustice suffered by Siyanda.

 

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4 Jun 2020

The petition reaches 250k. This is totally awesome. We are so grateful to each and every one of you, for the support you’ve shown Siyanda by signing and sharing the petition. Our deepest thanks to you all.

 

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3 Jun 2020

The total count of signatures on the petition reaches 150k. We thank you all for your help, by taking the time to sign and share the petition.

 

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1 Jun 2020

Signatures reach 50k on the petition. Team Siyanda are humbled and truly appreciate the support you are showing Siyanda.

 

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31 May 2020

The #FreeSiyanda campaign goes to the front line at the Cardiff BLM protest. Cammilla Mngaza (Siyanda’s Mom) speaks about the campaign.

 

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30 May 2020

We achieve 10,000 signatures. So amazing. Thank you to everyone for signing and sharing the petition.

 

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28 May 2020

The Free Siyanda Campaign is launched. Family and friends of Siyanda Mngaza, tell her story as the national campaign goes lives on Facebook, Instagram and right here on its own website.