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Slain Activist to be Laid to Rest on Saturday

The Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) says the anti-mining activist, Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe, murdered in an alleged ‘blue light’ hit last week, will be laid to rest this weekend.

His murder‚ which has been linked to a decade of work that he did with the committee in the Wild Coast in opposing open-cast titanium mining by the Australian mining company Mineral Commodity Limited (CMR)‚ drew widespread condemnation.

Mining CEO Accused of Inciting Violence

The Bench Marks Foundation (BMF) has accused an Australian mining company’s chief executive officer of inciting violence in an area where an anti-mining activist was murdered.

The murder of Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe is continuing to makes waves as condemnation of the killing and calls for police to find the perpetrators are taken up by different organisations.

Hawks Probe Anti-Mining Activist’s Murder

Eastern Cape titanium deal marked with death since Oz firm sought rights – activist was shot eight times by thugs masquerading as cops.

The Hawks will investigate a case of murder opened by Eastern Cape police following the death of an anti-mining activist.

Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) leader, Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe, was shot after being lured into a car by two men posing as cops.

SAPS Under Pressure in Meyiwa Case - ISS

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) says that reports that the late Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa's family appointed private investigators to help solve his murder put pressure on police to do their best.

ISS senior researcher, Johan Burger, believes that in cases where there is national and international media interest, police will be more likely to put together special investigative teams.

​Zinde Fought to Defend Integrity of SABC

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) says that murdered journalist and former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board member, Hope Zinde fought for media freedom at the national broadcaster.

In a press statement, SANEF points out that, "As a board member [she was]… determined to ensure the corporation fulfilled its mission to the public."

Workable Solution to End Albino Killings in Malawi

According to an article by Qeko Jele titled ‘Workable solution to end albino killings in Malawi’, the news that about 17 people of albinism have so far been abducted, killed and/or some mutilated in Malawi is heartbreaking.

Jele argues that with these brutal killings one wonders if at all the once warm heart of Africa is the best and safe place for Albinos to live.

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