Two KZN political activists in hot water over inflammatory remarks on Phoenix killings

1 August 2021, 4:39 PM
Two political activists have landed in hot water following inflammatory comments in which they called for justice for more than 20 people killed in Phoenix, north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, two weeks ago.
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