Political killings in the African National Congress’ eMalahleni region in Northern KwaZulu-Natal are being fueled by a battle over state resources, according to one political analyst.
2018 saw KwaZulu-Natal becoming a focus for political killings.
The report of the Moerane Commission has revealed not all killings of politicians which took place at the Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi south of Durban are related to politics.
United Democratic Movement deputy president Nqabayomzi Kwankwa has warned that politically-motivated killings, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal, could threaten next year’s national elections.
As the country continues to grapple with political killings in the KwaZulu-Natal province, President Cyril Ramaphosa now says teams in the Police Ministry will be set up in order to deal with the situation head on.
The South African Police Services Provincial Organised Crime Unit is investigating the deaths of NFP Okhahlamba Region chairperson Nkeni Mabaso and former Umzimkhulu ANC branch secretary Nkosikhona Mxhakane.
Economic Freedom Fighter leader Julius Malema has warned that political killings in KwaZulu-Natal could spill to other provinces. The rise in political killings has been attributed to factionalism in the African National Congress.
ANC NEC member Edna Molewa says party conferences in KwaZulu-Natal including regional and provincial conferences will continue as planned. She was speaking on the side line at eMalahleni regional conference underway at Newcastle in the midlands. This is despite growing calls by some party members to shelve conference at least after next year’s general election […]
Political parties in Kwa-Zulu Natal have called for an end to political killings in the province.
The Moerane commission investigating politically related killings in KwaZulu-Natal continues with its sitting in Pietermaritzburg.