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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 […]

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Slain Magaqa’s friend outlines Harry Gwala ANC rot at Moerane Commission

DURBAN, October 12 – Thabiso Zulu, close friend of slain former African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa, on Wednesday, testified about assassination attempts and rape allegations before the Moerane Commission. Often looking tired and angry, Zulu outlined for commissioners — tasked with investigating political killings in KwaZulu-Natal — allegations of corruption in […]

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Date set for KwaZulu-Natal ANC’s Moerane Commission appearance

DURBAN, October 4 – The African National Congress in KwaZulu-Natal will appear before the Moerane Commission,  tasked with investigating political killings in the province, on October 19 and 20. Provincial secretary Super Zuma made the announcement during a press briefing at the party’s provincial headquarters in Durban on Tuesday. “It is our strong view that the […]