Gender activist and law lecturer shot dead near Joburg Zoo

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Gender activist and law lecturer shot dead near Joburg Zoo

FREE TO READ | Helen Suzman Foundation ‘devastated’ at the loss of Arvitha Doodnath, who also worked on NHI

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Law lecturer and Helen Suzman Foundation researcher Arvitha  Doodnath, who led a campaign against gender violence at the Vaal University of Technology, was shot dead in Johannesburg at the weekend.

Doodnath, who started the campaign after last month’s killing of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, was killed on Jan Smuts Avenue in Parkview, near the Johannesburg Zoo, on Saturday night in a suspected hijacking. Her car, a Ford Figo, was found at the scene.

The 30-year-old was on her way home from a dancing event at the Hindu Temple in Mayfair, Johannesburg...

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