On March 22 Sikhosiphi “Bazooka” Rhadebe, a grassroots critic of a proposed Australian dune-mining project on the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast, was shot at his home by assailants posing as police officers. The attack has shaken communities and environmentalists.
As 350Africa we strongly condemn the assassination of comrade ‘Bazooka’ and as part of the civil society movement we are calling on the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to intervene and stop the mining right application process by the Australian-owned mining company MRC and its local subsidiary TEM from accessing the titanium rich Xolobeni coastal dunes. Click here to send an email to the DMR.
The civil society movement is still horrified at the killing of a fellow comrade. There are no words that can express our shock and outrage at the brutal murder of South African activist Sikosiphi Bazooka Rhadebe, chairperson of the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC).
Join us for a meeting in solidarity with Amadiba Crisis Committee in opposition of the Xolobeni mining application
- DATE: Thursday 7 April 2016
- TIME: 17:30-19:30
- VENUE: Graduate Studies Room; South West Engineering Building; East Campus, University of Witwatersrand
- RSVP: email@example.com/0799168918