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Nonhle Mbuthuma

South Africa

Harassed for defending her ancestral land.

Nonhle Mbuthuma is leading the fight for her community against a mining company which wants to mine titanium on their ancestral land. But she’s being harassed and threatened, and has even survived an attempt to kill her. Another community leader was shot dead in 2016 and Nonhle was next on the ‘hit list’. Someone is trying to silence her, but she won’t back down: “When you take my land, you take my identity.” Urge the President of South Africa to protect Nonhle and investigate those targeting her

We request:

  • -The government protects Nonhle Mbuthuma, the Amadiba community leader in the Eastern Cape.
  • -Full and proper investigations into the harassment and intimidation targeted at Nonhle as she stands up against mining company Transworld Energy and Mineral Resources (TEM).

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President of the Republic of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa
Union Buildings
Private Bag X1000
Pretoria 0001
South Africa

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