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Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane. (Photo: Mining Indaba)
Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane. (Photo: Mining Indaba)

Cape Town - Eighty-two civil society organisations on Wednesday condemned the murder of an anti-mining activist on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape, and called for all mining applications to be suspended.

"We demand that the minister of mineral resources suspends all mining applications until there has been a full and independent investigation of Rhadebe's murder!" the 82 civil society organisations said in a joint statement.

Amadiba Crisis Committee chairperson Sikhosiphi "Bazooka" Rhadebe was shot multiple times in his upper body, Eastern Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant Khaya Tonjeni told Fin24 on Wednesday.

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