Glebelands hostel ‘a reservoir for assassinations’
The Moerane Commission of Inquiry is investigating why at least 89 people have been murdered since March 2014 without a single arrest being made.
JOHANNESBURG - The Moerane Commission of Inquiry into political killings in KwaZulu-Natal has heard how the Glebelands hostel in Umlazi has become a reservoir for assassinations.
The inquiry is investigating why at least 89 people have been murdered since March 2014 without a single arrest being made.
This also comes after the Public Protector’s office found that the eThekwini Municipality and police failed in their constitutional mandate to protect the victims of political killings and illegal evictions.
Independent community activist Vanessa Burger claims money was collected from hitmen living in the Glebelands hostel for the assassination of three ANC councillors in Umzimkhulu.
Last week, former ANC secretary general Sindiso Magaqa, Jabu Mzizi and Nonstikelelo Mafa were shot several times in the Ibisi Village.
Burger has told the commissioners that she has reliably learnt that the hitmen are still in Umzimkhulu.
#MoeraneCommission Burger says they (the hitmen) are out of hand now and would possibly do just about anything for money.ZN— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) July 17, 2017
#MoeraneCommission Burger:There's direct support as far up as President Jacob Zuma supporting murders as a proxy to the national factions.ZN— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) July 17, 2017
#MoeraneCommission Burger says the hitmen are not one group but all know each other.They also sometimes kill amongst themselves.— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) July 17, 2017
The commission has also heard how police watchdog, Independent Police Investigative Directorate, failed to arrest corrupt officials involved in the political killings.
(Edited by Shimoney Regter)