Minister to report back on political attacks

The police minister will report back today following a spate of political killings ahead of the elections.

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko will be reporting back today on the work of a task team he set up to investigate a spate of political killings in the build-up to the elections next week.

Nhleko set up the team in June after the murder of a number of ANC members, mostly in KwaZulu-Natal, that were said to be politically motivated. So far, 12 political leaders are reported to have lost their lives.

Ministry spokesperson Musa Zondi says: "As the Police Ministry we could not leave the situation like that where people feel that the climate may not be conducive to free and fair elections so we had to act and set up the task team."

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