After the murder of young Johannesburg woman Karabo Mokoena (22) – allegedly by her ex-lover – the usual discussion about how to end femicide in South Africa followed. Africa Check vetted 3 figures used by a government minister.
The leader of the official opposition in South Africa, Mmusi Maimane, has claimed that VIP security for the country’s cabinet exceeds the number of security personnel at its borders. But this is misleading.
News media have claimed that protests have nearly doubled in South Africa since 2010. But limitations in the way police record incidents such as protests mean their data cannot be used to substantiate the claim.
President Jacob Zuma, on Thursday released a long awaited report into the 2012 Marikana massacre in which 34 miners were killed by police. Africa Check compares his claims and what the Commission’s report actually said.