Warnings not heeded: death of an activist
22 October 2021
This report is about Mama Fikile Ntshangase, a dynamic and courageous mother, grandmother and retired teacher from South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, who was assassinated while preparing dinner in her home in the closing months of 2020.
In this report we detail the events leading up to the murder of Ntshangase and some of the most likely reasons she was killed. But the story is not just about Mam’ Fikile. Sadly, it echoes similar and increasingly common stories from marginalised communities around the world who have been driven from their land – or been forced to stay on the land and suffer the consequences – due to the avarice of corporate and political elites which often cloaks self-serving motives beneath the more noble clothing of the “national interest” or economic and social “development”.
Read the report here.