Obituary: 'Bazooka' Radebe, defied politicians who backed mining of pristine dunes

03 April 2016 - 02:00
By Chris Barron

Sikhosiphi "Bazooka" Radebe, who has died in an apparent assassination in Mbizana in the Eastern Cape at the age of 51, was the leader of a fiercely fought campaign to stop an Australian company and its local BEE partner from mining along a pristine stretch of the Pondoland Wild Coast. The community, whose land this has been for 500 years, has argued that the opencast titanium mine - at 22km long and 1.

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