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ANC in KZN calls for action after latest political killing

The party has called on the provincial premier to institute a commission of inquiry into political killings.

Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal has called on provincial premier Willies Mchunu to institute a commission of inquiry into political killings in the province.

Yesterday, another ANC ward councillor was shot and killed while transporting children to school.

This brought to 12 the number of ANC leaders killed in the province in the past two months.

The ANC in the province says apart from its councillors being killed, many have received death threats.

Spokesperson Mdumiseni Ntuli says they now want a higher level of intervention in the province to stop further killings.

"A different avenue may need to be explored to ensure that we respond to the situation before it becomes unmanageable."

The party believes the killings are a well-orchestrated campaign against its candidates ahead of the elections.

To view EWN 's story map locating political attacks, click here.