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South Africa: Protect Nonhle Mbuthuma, on a ‘hit list’ for her activism


Nonhle Mbuthuma is leading the fight for her community against a mining company which wants to mine titanium on their ancestral land. Nonhle is part of the Amadiba traditional community, who may be forcibly evicted if the company is allowed to mine the land. They could lose their homes, livelihoods and whole way of being.

Nonhle has been continually intimidated and threatened and even survived an attempt to kill her. Another community leader was shot dead in 2016 and Nonhle was next on the ‘hit list’. She believes the threats are an attempt to silence her and force her to flee her land.

Take Action: Urge the President of South Africa to protect Nonhle and investigate the harassment and intimidation targeted at her.

Government of South Africa