The nature of political violence in South Africa has changed over the decades since the first democratic election in 1994, becoming more intense and also concentrated in the local municipal landscape.

The assassinations of counsellors in KZN last year show how those who have access to public resources and who have political clout are particularly vulnerable to intimidation and threats by those with nefarious agendas. This is GGA’s analysis of these new patterns of violence in SA.

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