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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Daily Maverick by Carien du Plessis.]

Two decades after their deadly efforts to derail democracy failed, the faceless killers of KwaZulu-Natal are back for another bite, this time to destabilise South Africa for reasons ANC leaders are for now leaving to the imagination. As the province prepares for two more weekends of political funerals, there are many more explanations for the killings than actual prosecutions.

KwaZulu-Natal ANC secretary Super Zuma kept a straight face when he said the renewed spate of political assassinations aimed at party’s councillors was linked to forces intent on destabilising the country.

While denying that the killings – highlighted this week by the death of uMzimkhulu councillor and former ANC Youth League secretary Sindiso Magaqa – are entirely political or are directed and/or conducted by ANC insiders, the party is apparently leaving nothing to chance.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in May 2019 (CPI) & +6.4 y/y in May 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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