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Commission probing KZN political killings to resume work

Last month, the Public Protector’s office found the eThekwini Municipality and police failed to prevent and investigate crime in the area.

Advocate Marumo Moerane. Picture: Ziyanda Ngcobo/EWN

DURBAN - The Moerane Commission of Inquiry into political killings in KwaZulu-Natal will resume on Monday morning.

The probe has seen the Glebelands hostels in Umlazi featuring prominently, where at least 77 people have been killed since March 2014.

Last month, the Public Protector’s office found that the eThekwini Municipality and police failed to prevent and investigate crime in the area.

At the same time, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has reinforced a task team investigating political violence in the province.

The R15 million commission, led by advocate Marumo Moerane, has been probing politically motivated murders since 2014.

Members of the public have been invited to make submissions with the Glebelands hostels dominating hearings.

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu has vowed to double efforts to bring an effort to the killings, with a focus on the Richmond and uMzimkhulu areas to name a few.

Just last week, three ANC councillors in Umzimkhulu were shot at several times, one of whom was former ANC Youth League secretary general Sindiso Magaqa.