Another initiate has died at Maluti in the north of the Eastern Cape. This is the 15th initiate to die in the province since the launch of the summer initiation season, and the fourth death in the Alfred Nzo district.
Xolobeni Human Rights Defender, Nonhle Mbuthuma featured prominently in cases handled by Amnesty International in 2018; she led the Xolobeni community which has been fighting against mining interests in their area.
Plans have been announced for the gang-ridden northern areas of Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape. Police Minister Bheki Cele has also committed to a new police station in the Chatty area by early 2019.