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Political killings becoming ‘permanent’ feature in KwaZulu-Natal politics, says IFP

DURBAN, September 16  – It is of serious and grave concern that the killing of politicians has “become a permanent feature” of the political landscape in KwaZulu-Natal, and the slow pace of police interventions in curbing political violence is worrisome, the Inkatha Freedon Party said on Sunday. The IFP had received with shock and sadness […]

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Magaqa whistle-blowers get threat assessments in KZN, but intimidation continues

DURBAN, January 10 – The men who publicly alleged that uncovering corruption might have led to the murder of former African National Congress (ANC) Youth League secretary-general, Sindiso Magaqa, have finally undergone threat assessments to determine if they qualify for protection, they said on Tuesday. Thabiso Zulu and Les Stuta also told African News Agency […]

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Post matric qualifications for president, councillors – former ANC activist Mhlongo

PIETERMARITZBURG, December 12 – A post matric qualification and security clearance should be the minimum benchmark for public representatives, former African National Congress (ANC) activist Siyanda Mhlongo said on Tuesday. Giving evidence before the Moerane Commission, Mhlongo suggested that this could help in dealing with the political killings that have engulfed the ruling party in […]

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ANC saddened by fatal shooting of Moses Mabhida regional youth leader

JOHANNESBURG, November 23 – The African National Congress (ANC) on Thursday said it “has learnt with sadness the brutal killing of Cde Sithembiso Mhlongo” – the party’s youth league deputy secretary of the Moses Mabhida Region.   Mhlongo was a branch chairperson of Empophomeni Township, Ward 9 of Umngeni Local Municipality and had been deployed […]

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ANC testifies that ‘culture of violence’ is core to KZN political killings

 DURBAN,  October 19 – KwaZulu-Natal African National Congress (ANC) chairman, Sihle Zikalala, on Thursday told the Moerane Commission of Inquiry in Durban that “a deeply ingrained culture of violence” was at the core of the province’s political killings. Zikalala testified earlier in the day that according to the party’s calculations, based on law enforcement reports, 80 politicians […]

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Witness tells #MoeraneCommission to withstand political pressure, release its report

DURBAN, 12 October – The friend of slain former ANCYL secretary general Sindiso Magaqa, on Thursday told commissioners investigating political killings in KwaZulu-Natal that he hopes they will withstand political pressure that seeks to keep their final report under wraps. Thabiso Zulu concluded his two-day testimony before the Moerane Commission. In often emotional and angry […]