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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Daily Maverick by Carien du Plessis.]

As yet another ANC-related murder has shaken the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands this week, the deputy mayor of the Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Municipality recalled an assassination attempt that he survived a year ago. 

It was a weekend with lots of drunk people around, so Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Municipality deputy mayor Philani Shange thought nothing of it when someone approached him when he arrived home around 21:00 on 8 October 2016, a Saturday night.

“I opened the gate, then I went through the gate, parked the car, and closed the gate. That’s when it happened.”

The 34-year-old always thought that when he got to his village, Khwezela, in Bulwer area, he was safe.

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