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Paul O’Sullivan open to probing political killings if commissioned

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa says the union was looking at calling on O’Sullivan to help investigate in the platinum belt.

FILE: Private investigator Paul O'Sullivan. Picture: Paul O'Sullivan & Associates/Facebook.com.

JOHANNESBURG - Forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan says he is concerned about political killings in the country and will not hesitate to investigate if commissioned.

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) leader Joseph Mathunjwa said on Wednesday that the union was looking at calling on O’Sullivan to help investigate in the platinum belt.

Another miner was killed this week, adding to several other murders in the area recently with the motive still being questioned.

O’Sullivan says his company has over three decades in investigating murder cases.

He says if appointed to do the job he will get to the bottom of the killings very quickly.

“Murder is one of the areas where we have special skills and I believe it’s in the interest of the country that those sorts of killings should come to halt.”

Meanwhile, Amcu says it has also requested an urgent meeting with Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to fast-track investigations into murders in Marikana and the rest of the platinum belt.

At least three people have been arrested so far.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)