The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal says urgent action should be taken to curb the recurring assassinations of political leaders in the province.
This after former ANC youth league leader, Maqatha Mchunu was gunned down at his home in Hammarsdale, in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.
The chairperson of the IFP Youth Brigade, Samkelo Dlamini was also killed in an ambush at Ulundi in the north of the province.
Almost thirty provincial ANC leaders have been killed in less than thirty six months in KwaZulu-Natal.
ANC Provincial Task Team Co-ordinator, Sihle Zikalala wants the situation dealt with.
“As the ANC, we are shocked and saddened by the passing on of comrade Qashana, who was murdered in a very brutal way. The ANC feels that the situation that is happening where our leaders are killed, especially at regional level and various municipalities, is a serious cause for concern, that needs urgent action… As the ANC we send our deepest condolences to the family and relatives…” says Zikalala.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance (DA) in KwaZulu-Natal has joined the African National Congress (ANC) and Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in mourning the deaths of the two leaders, who were killed on Friday night.
In a statement, the DA in the province says it’s concerned that the killings will escalate as the country approaches the 2019 elections.
The party has urged police to work around the clock to find the culprits who are determined to bring political instability to the province.
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