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ANC in KZN calls for state intervention to halt ward councillor murders

Twelve ANC ward councillors have been killed in KZN in the past two months.

Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal is calling on the Minister of Police Nkosinathi Nhleko and Minister of State Security David Mahlobo to step in to bring stability to the province.

In the latest killing on Monday, ward councillor Bongani Skhosana was shot and killed while transporting children to school; bringing the number of ANC leaders killed in the past two months to 12.

The KwaZulu-Natal ANC wants the provincial Premier Willies Mchunu to institute a commission of inquiry into political killings in the province and also wants the security cluster to be involved.

KZN ANC spokesperson Mdumiseni Ntuli said: "We can't allow a situation where KwaZulu-Natal descends to the state it was in before 1994."

Ntuli says the work by the commission and security cluster ministers will run concurrent with the ANC's investigations into whether or not the latest killings are linked to divisions in the provincial party.

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