Bulelani Mfaco 'Surviving on the margins of Irish society'

Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI)

Bulelani has protested since his high school days when he had to march for textbooks and better school infrastructure. Growing up in an Apartheid ghetto, Khayelitsha in Cape Town, he soon realised that he would have to protest for access to land, adequate housing, health care, and improved policing. He has served on numerous community forums in Khayelitsha including the Khayelitsha Health Forum, Neighbourhood watch, and as a branch secretary for the Democratic Alliance.

Bulelani left his native South Africa due to targeted killings of LGBT+ people where he lived and sought protection in Ireland. While living in Direct Provision, Bulelani got involved with MASI - Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland where he is campaigning for the right to work for all asylum seekers, and to end Direct Provision.

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