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South Africa's Deadly Politics | Witness



Ziyanda Ngcobo is a young, ambitious journalist known for reporting on the scourge of political violence in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

The province has seen more than 500 political assassinations since the country’s first democractic elections in 1994, as politicians fall prey to a deadly scramble for state resources and contracts.

Ziyanda is now investigating the murder of Sindiso Magaqa, a popular local politician and member of the ruling ANC party known for his anti-corruption work. He was fatally shot in July 2017.

As the murder trial plays out across the nation’s TV screens, Ziyanda revisits the scene of the crime looking for answers. She also speaks to a politician who has become a whistle-blower against corruption and is a key witness to the murder.

Her investigation takes her to the Glebelands hostel complex, where the murder rate is four times the national average and a high unemployment rate means residents are more vulnerable to being hired as hitmen.

Many of those who witnessed these killings, or whose loved ones were lost, face threats of their own and still live in fear.

Ziyanda is determined to continue reporting despite the dangers, working all hours of the day to get the story out.

South Africa’s Deadly Politics follows Ziyanda as she pushes issues of political violence into the national spotlight, determined to expose what she sees as an absolute threat to post-apartheid South Africa and its democracy.

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RSA
RSA
1 month ago

These political killings practically only happen in Kwazulu-Natal, not in other areas in the country

Itumeleng Ralesego
Itumeleng Ralesego
1 month ago

This doccie merely just scratched the surface for me. At the same time, i am aware that the journalists lives are at risk, however it could have been a bit more informative

Let’s Learn English
Let’s Learn English
1 month ago

محجوز في البيت؟ تعلم الإنجليزية معنا 🙂 تابع قناتنا

Lindamkhonto zwane
Lindamkhonto zwane
1 month ago

🇿🇦…This is what happens when greed takes place🥺

mohamed gamal
mohamed gamal
1 month ago

Mahmmad.Gasimm

Becky Phala
Becky Phala
1 month ago

Very eye opening brilliant work to everyone involved. One certainly wishes there was a lot more narrating by the journo. It feels like looking at how most of the interviwees were willing to talk noy even on condition of anonymity therr was a lot more to tap into. Goodwork nonetheless.

Londeka Mahlanza
Londeka Mahlanza
1 month ago

Excellent work on a very pressing issue Ziyanda. Stay on it and always consider your safety first.

Okechukwu Nnorom
Okechukwu Nnorom
1 month ago

am impressed about this….

abdulgafar muhiadin mohamed
abdulgafar muhiadin mohamed
1 month ago

This is the reall south Africa it's not all about politics everyone is at writer and can face of Ireland so upper cases of violent country I lost a lot of relative to violence

Ladif Mefire Abdou
Ladif Mefire Abdou
1 month ago

political killings is the art of every political governments in the world not only south Africa.

dmanudigg
dmanudigg
1 month ago

PLEASE TELL EVERYONE YOU ARE IN DANGER! LOOK UP AGENDA 21 A NEW WORLD ORDER IS IN EFFECT

tyso willi
tyso willi
1 month ago

Free yourself from the whites men for a better life

Cody Ham
Cody Ham
1 month ago

I truly love us African, When ppl tell us the truth, we all get upset. They told us in the 90st Africans have destroyed the rest of "AFRICA" now they will destroy South Africa. Who do we blame NOW!!! The White Man???

Kobus G
Kobus G
1 month ago

ANC communists are killing off IFP. They are using the Vietnam 'blue book' on 'cleansing' and subduing population.

candowithoutthedrama
candowithoutthedrama
1 month ago

Africa rise up

Humbulani Mulaudzi
Humbulani Mulaudzi
1 month ago

Aljazeera is my favorite channel – i love how they cover world issues – I hope they keep going for many years.

pentax seal
pentax seal
1 month ago

Politics = science of dirty tactics and ideas

Zj Deno
Zj Deno
1 month ago

Serious allegations made

NewRegionFilms
NewRegionFilms
1 month ago

Subscribed. Also I posted some videos on my channel to help wake people up. Starting with how the mind works so that you all can expand yours.

Artist Leeon
Artist Leeon
1 month ago

It's obvious who's killing the politicians . It must be influencers of the Dutch and British . Because Africa is doing land expropriation with out compensation . And sense Africa signed the NEW African-Free-Continental-Trade-Agreement Britain's and the Dutch are losing power. And must kill to hold power

ZAT 007
ZAT 007
1 month ago

South Africa is a mess and in a deep hole politically…..get rid of that tender of a thing becos politicians kill themselves all in d name govt contracts etc

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