Civil society rallies for Xolobeni’s ‘lawfare’ targets

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SA citizens’ hard-won rights to freedom of expression and political protest are under mounting pressure from both the state and private companies – and the courts are being used to wage “lawfare” on them to stifle criticism and dissent.

On Wednesday, the first salvo in a cluster of just such lawsuits will be fired in the Cape High Court involving the Wild Coast’s Xolobeni activists...

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