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KZN ANC councillors killed for opposing corruption, Moerane Commission hears

This morning the Commission heard testimony from a representative from the Democratic Alliance (DA) who is the political head in the area.

The Moerane Commission of Inquiry. Picture: Ziyanda Ngcobo/EWN

DURBAN – The Moerane Commission of Inquiry investigating political killings in KwaZulu-Natal has heard how African National Congress (ANC) councillors in Richmond have been murdered because of their anti-corruption stance.

On Monday morning, the commission heard testimony from a representative from the Democratic Alliance (DA) who is the political head in the area.

In the last year, four ANC councillors have been murdered including the Richmond municipal manager.

Sibusiso Sithole was gunned down in March in what’s believed to have been a politically motivated killing.

The DA’s Dean Macpherson has listed four ANC councillors from Richmond who have been murdered in the last year, questioning why not a single arrest has been made.

He claims it appears as if police are either complicit or are protecting certain individuals.

Macpherson says he believes all the politicians who have been killed were assassinated for either firing corrupt officials or not granting tenders to specific people.

The DA official says the murders are about control over state resources so that they can be channelled back into the coffers of the KwaZulu-Natal ANC for party events like elective conferences.