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HRD Attack

Sikhosiphi 'Bazooka' Rhadebe Amadiba Crisis Committee

Incident date
March 22, 2016
Date accuracy
All Correct
Male
Affected community's leader or member
Killings
Target: Individual
Location of Incident: South Africa
Other actors
Opponent of mining on West Coast shot & killed. Sikhosiphi “Bazooka” Rhadebe was gunned down at his home in Xolobeni on South Africa’s Wild Coast on Tuesday, in what fellow activists claimed was an escalation of violence and intimidation against local opponents of a mine owned by Perth-based Mineral Commodities Limited (MRC). For a decade, the Amadiba Crisis Committee has led their community in resisting attempts from Australian-owned mining company MRC and its local subsidiary TEM to access its titanium-rich Xolobeni coastal dunes, which would result in disruption of the community's way of life. Company denies involvement.