On Sunday afternoon, 24 March 2019 our comrade Ayanda Denge was fatally stabbed in her room at occupied Ahmed Kathrada House in Green Point. We cannot separate the safety of women, LGBTQI people and children living in the occupation from the refusal by the Western Cape Provincial Government to turn the electricity and water back on at Ahmed Kathrada House. The house is pitch black at night. We need lights to keep each other safe. It is as if the Province wishes to punish poor and working-class people, whose only crime is that we needed a home. Whether you agree with our reasons for occupying or not – for two years the Province has put politics before the safety of women and children.