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42 arrested in KZN political killings protest

An SACP secretary was shot dead yesterday and an ANCYL was shot and killed this morning.

An ANCYL memeber in KwaZulu-Natal was shot dead at his home this morning.Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Police have confirmed the arrest of 42 people in Inchanga as tensions continue to flare up following what are believed to be politically motivated killings.

Yesterday, the South African Communist Party (SACP) secretary in Inchanga was gunned down while a member of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in KwaZulu-Natal was shot dead at his home this morning.

In response community members took to the streets today, protesting against the killings, blocking roads and torching at least two homes.

The area has been rocked by a spate of politically motivated killings in the run-up to the local government elections

The police's Shooz Magudulela says, "At the moment, the police have contained the situation, and have managed to calm [it] down. They have arrested 42 people aged between 20 and 40 for public violence."

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