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ANC EC urges govt to act on politically-motivated killings

ANC member Zolile Malangeni, who was gunned down along with his wife last week, is the latest victim.

Khanyisile Ngobese- Sibisi was shot on the same day while on her way to a Mandela Day event in Ladysmith. Picture: ANC Women's League via Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Eastern Cape is calling on government to act decisively against politically-motivated killings following the murder of another party member.

Since last October, at least 22 people have been killed in such attacks across the country, with most in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape.

ANC member Zolile Malangeni, who was gunned down along with his wife last week, is the latest victim.

Zolile Malangeni's murder follows that of Nelson Mandela Bay ward candidate Nceba Dywili who was gunned in Zwide last month.

The ANC's Mlibo Qoboshiyane said another executive member in Nelson Mandela Bay was killed late last year.

"I think this is a point for government to, after close to 25 councillors in this country being killed, that this is far too much and I don't think this government can afford this kind of carnage."

A task team was established in June to investigate the killings, apparently related to the elections.

Police have arrested at least 10 people in connection with the murders so far.