Terrified women and children flee their homes every night as fears of being assassinated grip Somkhele in KwaZulu-Natal.
This terror follows last Thursday’s gunning down of Fikile Ntshangase, 63, who was shot six times and killed inside her home in Ophondweni Village while her 13-year-old grandson played outside with two of his friends, metres away from the gruesome death.
There is also an alleged hit list, with the names of staunch anti-mining activists.
Ntshangase was the deputy chairperson of the Mfolozi Community Environmental Justice Organisation (Mcejo) and was described as a fierce opponent of the expansion of operations by Tendele Coal Mining — the owner of Somkhele mine in the area.
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