Violence in South Africa

The Report of the Commonwealth Observer Mission to South Africa: Phase 1: October 1992 – January 1993

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Observing Public Gatherings

Much of the time of international observers, COMSA included, has been taken up with monitoring marches and demonstrations. These are crucial to free political expression. They are also all too frequently flashpoints for violence, especially given the often tense relations between marchers and law enforcement agencies.


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