Gangs are killing us, says politician sleeping in a coffin

28 November 2018 - 06:00 By Philani Nombembe
Christian Martin's coffin amid dozens of crosses outside the Eastern Cape government offices in Bhisho.
Christian Martin's coffin amid dozens of crosses outside the Eastern Cape government offices in Bhisho.
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From hurling faeces at public buildings to torching almost anything, SA politicians never fail to shock in their protests – even in “death”.

Since last Thursday, Christian Martin, an ANC member of the Eastern Cape legislature, has been sleeping in a coffin outside the provincial buildings in Bhisho to highlight the plight of his community, which is under siege from gangsters.

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