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Overview

No one was brought to justice for the murder of Lipolelo Thabane and the attempted murder of Thato Sebolla in 2017. The Appeal Court awarded damages to a man who had been tortured by the police in 2015. The Covid-19 pandemic led to an increase in gender-based violence. It had a devastating effect on the healthcare system and led to greater economic hardship for many.

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Death Penalty status

Retentionist

Retains the death penalty in law

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