‘My mom, my hero’: daughter of slain KZN anti-mining activist

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‘My mom, my hero’: daughter of slain KZN anti-mining activist

Others remember Fikile Ntshangase as an ‘incredible’ feminist who ‘spoke for justice ... spoke for truth’

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A mother, a friend, a hero.

This is how a 30-year-old Lungelo Xakaza described her mother, Fikile Ntshangase, the 63-year-old anti-mining community activist who was brutally gunned down in her northern KwaZulu-Natal home two weeks ago.

Xakaza, a strong, independent woman - affirmative in the way she describes her family’s and community’s plight - bears characteristics one imagines could have only been inherited from her mother. And it makes sense, because her mother was everything to her...

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