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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Irish Times by Bill Corcoran.]

The key provincial battle ground in the African National Congress’s forthcoming elections has witnessed dozens of murders since 2014 that rights activists believe are linked to the party’s internal power struggles.

The scale of the slaughter taking place in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has emerged in recent months at the Moerane Commission of Inquiry, which is investigating political killings in the coastal province.

In May police minister Fikile Mbalula confirmed at a press conference that police were investigating 33 cases of politically-motivated murders in KZN since January 2016, which sent shock waves through the South African public.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.9% y/y in September 2018 (CPI) & +6.2 y/y in September 2018 (PPI)
-0.7% q/q (2nd quarter of 2018)
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