‘My feisty hero’: daughter of slain anti-mining activist pays tribute
Others remember Fikile Ntshangase as an ‘incredible’ feminist who ‘spoke for justice ... spoke for truth’
A mother, a friend, a hero.
This is how 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...