The Political Consequences of Assassination

Author: Zaryab Iqbal and Christopher Zorn Publication date: June 2008 Abstract: The assassination of a political leader is among the highest-profile acts of political violence, and conventional wisdom holds that such …

The rise of the political murder

Published: Politicsweb, 13 August 2017 Author: Heinrich Matthee Source: http://www.politicsweb.co.za/opinion/the-rise-of-the-political-murder On 10 August 2017, Shaheed Omar‚ 43‚ was driving with his mother Zubeida Omar in Cape Town when an attempted car hijacking …

Recorded taxi hits (2000-2016)

Over 40% of recorded* hits between 2000-2016 related to taxi violence. The “taxi category” includes hits targeting taxi bosses, taxi drivers and members of taxi association committees. These hits are …

Political Killings in South Africa

Author:  David Bruce Publication Date:  2014 Abstract:  This policy brief provides a summary of current information on the nature and extent of the problem of political killings in South Africa. …

March 2017 assassinations and attempts

Our database has recorded twelve assassinations/attempts for March 2017.* Of the twelve cases, one was prevented and eleven resulted in death. Eight of the hits related to the taxi industry, three …