Two people died during a stampede as shops were looted in Samora Machel, Philippi, Cape Town, at the weekend.
On the day of Robert Mugabe’s death, and against the backdrop of xenophobic violence in South Africa, here are four personal stories by GroundUp’s Zimbabwean reporters that show what Robert Mugabe meant, not only to them, but many Zimbabweans.
“I don’t think I can stay here anymore. It is not safe and this happens every year” says Bangladeshi shop owner
“Government monitors social media. I am scared if I make negative comments, I would get blacklisted and not get my passport.”
Trans women sex workers collective Sistaazhood launches photo book
Human Rights Watch calls for decriminalisation. Many of the sex workers described cases of rape, corruption and harassment by police officers.
Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa has released a series of reports on informal settlements
“It was no longer about the shooting anymore but hatred towards us Somalians” says shop owner.
Army troops entered the Cape Flats on Thursday, Mandela Day, a week after Minister of Police Bheki Cele announced that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) would be deployed to quell escalating gang violence. The army started their operation […]