/ 29 October 2020

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Fikile Ntshangase
65-year-old Fikile Ntshangase was a leading member of the Mfolozi Community Environmental Justice Organisation (MCEJO) was murdered last Thursday. She was a vocal opponent of plans to extend Somkhele coal mine, one of South Africa’s largest open coal mines, situated on the border of iMfolozi-Hluhluwe Game Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal. (Photo: Oupa Nkosi)
Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

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