‘Assassinations resemble apartheid's state-sponsored black on black violence'

KZN ANC provincial secretary Super Zuma faced a barrage of questions after saying investigations should also look into whether the killings aren’t being funded from elsewhere.

KZN ANC provincial secretary Super Zuma briefing the media on political killings in the province on 7 September 2017. Picture: Ziyanda Ngcobo/EWN

DURBAN - The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu Natal says the manner in which its councillors have been assassinated resembles the “state-sponsored black on black violence” which was during the height of apartheid.

The KZN ANC says it will now launch its own probe into the causes of murders in the organisation and has committed to working closely with law enforcement agencies.

Former ANC youth league secretary Sindiso Magaqa is among the party's councillors who’ve been assassinated in a spate of politically motivated murders.

KZN ANC provincial secretary Super Zuma faced a barrage of questions after saying investigations should also look into whether the killings aren’t being funded from elsewhere.

Zuma says this isn’t shifting the blame, but the way the assassinations have been carried out resemble the violence seen during the 80s and 90s.

“It’s a similar thing, so we need an investigation to go further than to say it’s political problems within the ANC or it’s a problem between the parties.”

The provincial secretary says if an ANC councillor is found guilty of murdering another member, they will be prosecuted.