assassinations

 
Taxi wars help to make KZN South Africa’s ‘hit’ capital
Taxi wars help to make KZN South Africa’s ‘hit’ capital
When Muthusamy “Dicky” Govender and his wife, Velliama, stepped into their car on a warm Saturday night and drove past sugarcane fields lining...
Politicians stifle murder investigations
Politicians stifle murder investigations
The investigation into the murder of former ANC Youth League secretary general Sindiso Magaqa has stalled and may never yield results, say highly...
ANC killings were ‘hits by a party faction’
ANC killings were ‘hits by a party faction’
Key ANC leaders were assassinated as part of a rival faction’s “grand plan” for the “political takeover” of the eThekwini region,...
Hitmen, mafia and control – SA’s underbelly
Hitmen, mafia and control – SA’s underbelly
The issue of murder in South Africa had fascinated me since I returned to the country to take up a post at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
Remembering Chris Hani: Lessons for today
Remembering Chris Hani: Lessons for today
The “what if” game is popular with the media and the commentariat in South Africa. A popular example is “what if …” South African Communist Party (SACP) leader
Special police task force to probe political killings, says police minister
Special police task force to probe political killings, says police minister
A special police task team has been established to investigate and try to prevent political killings, Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko said on...
The assassination surge on those fighting corruption
The assassination surge on those fighting corruption
On Monday evening, not long after the sun went down, a man with a gun stepped out of the dark and into the everyday domestic routine in Thuli...
JFK: A conspiracy of echoes
JFK: A conspiracy of echoes
When John Kerry fuels doubts that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone just as publishers unleash a torrent of JFK assassination books you have to ask...
Israel says no proof it carried out Dubai killing
Israel says no proof it carried out Dubai killing
Israel's foreign minister said on Wednesday the use of the identities of foreign-born Israelis by a hit squad suspected of killing a Hamas militant...
Iraqi Parliament's Sunni leader killed at mosque
Iraqi Parliament's Sunni leader killed at mosque
The head of the Iraqi Parliament's biggest Sunni Muslim bloc was killed at a mosque on Friday, officials said, an assassination which could...
Gunmen kill Guinea-Bissau minister
Gunmen kill Guinea-Bissau minister
Gunmen on Friday killed a government minister who was to be a candidate in Guinea-Bissau's presidential election, state radio said.
'You can't just kill a president like a dog'
'You can't just kill a president like a dog'
The blood-soaked kitchen where Guinea-Bissau's president was brutally murdered is littered with broken glass, bullet casings and a rusted machete....

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