Incident Summary:

03/13/2014: Assailants threw petrol bombs at the home of Mzwakhe Nqavashe in Cape Town, Western Cape province, South Africa. Nqavashe, a local councilor and member of the African National Congress (ANC), was not harmed in the attack, but the house was damaged. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, Nqavashe suspected that the Ses'khona Peoples' Rights Movement was involved.



South Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Western Cape

Cape Town

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Gugulethu township, Cape Town, Western Cape.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of South Africa
Specific Description Councilor: Mzwakhe Nqavashe
Nationality of Target South Africa
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Petrol bombs were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ses'khona Peoples' Rights Movement (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Lili: Petrol bombing claims unfounded," Eye Witness News, April 14, 2014.
"Councillor under protection after shack fire," Cape Times, April 14, 2014.