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 …

Heroes under Fire

Author:  Open Democracy Advice Centre Publication Date:  March 2015 Abstract:  When we consider the actual experiences of citizens who blow the whistle in South Africa, it becomes clear that the …

Becoming a Hitman

Author:  David Wilson and Mohammed Rahman Publication Date:  July 2015 Abstract:  This article discusses what might motivate someone to become a hitman. It does this by considering those hitmen identified …

Contract Killings in Australia

Authors:  Jenny Mouzos and John Venditto Publication Date:  2003 Abstract:  This report presents the findings of a study of contract and attempted contract killings in Australia. The study was conducted …

Hitman suspect revealed in Wandile Bozwana case

Senco Mncube, a prominent KwaZulu-Natal taxi boss has been linked to the 2015 assassination of Wandile Bozwana. http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2017/03/08/Year-long-investigation-puts-police-on-trail-of-alleged-Bozwana-shooter1

The Phenomenology of Paid Killing

Author:  Laurie Calhoun Publication Date:  2002 Abstract:  Three types of paid killing are considered: state execution, killing in war by soldiers, and contract killing by hitmen. In order to render …