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Hit squad allegedly targeting SACP

Six people have been killed in separate incidents in just over a week.

FILE: Police tape at a crime scene. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Communist Party (SACP) believes a hit squad is operating in KwaZulu-Natal to target its members.

Six people have been killed in separate incidents in just over a week.

The party says it’s provisionally agreed with the KwaZulu-Natal government to set up a satellite police station in Inchanga, in the wake of the political killings.

No arrest have been made but a police team continues to probe the murders.

The second secretary of the SACP, Solly Mapaila, says: “Government has been considering the possibility of setting up a satellite police station, as agreed in the meeting that it should be set up. People are just being hit and they don’t know who hit them. They’re able to get away with it because there isn’t sufficient police presence in the area.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)