Further information on UA 76/92 (AFR 53/05/92, 5 March and follow-up AFR 53/18/92, 28 August) - South Africa: fear of extrajudicial execution / extrajudicial execution: Bheki Ntuli (new name), Willies Mchunu, Enoch Nzuza, Mike Mabuyakhulu, Samuel Nyawo (a
AI is gravely concerned about the above-named trade union and ANC officials in the Esikhaweni-Empangeni area of northern Natal who are potential targets of a hit squad with links to Kwazulu police. They are believed to have assassinated NUMSA shop steward and ANC member Samuel Nyawo in August 1992 as well as attacking the home of Bheki Ntuli and carrying out other attacks on the same night. Three men were arrested in October 1992 and charged with five counts of attempted murder. Despite the seriousness of the charges they were released on bail, on condition that they reported to the police every day. While out on bail, the men have allegedly committed other murders and attempted murders, as well as intimidating potential witnesses at their trial.