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The use by security forces of excessive and lethal force increased during the COVID-19 lockdown. At least 115 people died in police custody. Incidents of gender-based violence soared. The asylum system failed those most in need; immigrants and other non-nationals were subjected to xenophobic social...
South Africa Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Threatened for defending his community: Thapelo Mohapi and the Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement, South Africa: Write for Rights 2023

Participants will learn about the concept of access to adequate housing as a fundamental human right and the struggles faced by human rights defenders through the real story of Thapelo Mohapi and his community in South Africa. As part of the activity, participants are encouraged to write a letter...
Africa Discrimination

South Africa: Further information on fear of extrajudicial execution: Bheki Ntuli, “JJ” (Davidson Jabulani) Ntuli, his brother, and other residents of the KwaMsane-Mtubatuba area, Northern KwaZulu-Natal

There have been further attacks made against members of the Ntuli family by police and members of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP). The latest incident occured as JJ Ntuli and 15 others came under fire while waiting for bus transport to attend a May Day rally. Police arrested JJ Ntuli, his brother...
Africa Discrimination

South Africa: Further information on fear of extrajudicial execution: Bheki Ntuli, “JJ” (Davidson Jabulani) Ntuli, his brother, and other residents of the KwaMsane-Mtubatuba area, Northern KwaZulu-Natal

Harassment of the Ntuli family and of other local families perceived as ANC supporters has continued since the funerals of Grace Ntuli and Thulani Mbatha on 29 and 30 January 1995. This action gives information about incidents on 10 February, 19 February and 25 February. In the 25 February...
Africa Discrimination

South Africa: Fear of extrajudicial execution: Bheki Ntuli, “JJ” (Davidson Jabulani) Ntuli, his brother, and other residents of the KwaMsane-Mtubatuba area, Northern KwaZulu-Natal

AI is concerned for the safety of the brothers Bheki and JJ Ntuli, following an attack on their home which left their mother, Grace, and a family friend, Thulani Mbatha, 18, dead. JJ Ntuli was seriously injured in the attack. Bheki Ntuli is the regional chairperson of the ANC in Northern...