Moerane Commission report to be handed to KZN premier Mchunu

FILE: On Tuesday, Advocate Marumo Moerane will present the final report to KZN premier Willies Mchunu. Photo: Gallo Images / City Press / Siyanda Mayeza

DURBAN - The Moerane Commission has concluded its probe into the rise in political killings, which have become commonplace in Kwa-Zulu Natal since 2011.

 

 

On Tuesday, Advocate Marumo Moerane will present the final report, compiled after nearly two years of submissions and testimonies, to KZN premier Willies Mchunu.

"Our task was not to investigate who killed who. So the public should not expect that in our report," said evidence leader Bheki Manyathi.

 

 

Scores of people have been killed in the province since 2011, with no known convictions.

"That people are not in prison, these people were not hit by the lightning they were shot, so somebody must be in prison and I’m not happy about that, that they're not in prison," said Police Minister Bheki Cele.

The EFF attributed the violence to the battle for positions.

 

 

"There are no politics here. They are killing each other the same way a thug will come to your house and kill you for your cell phone and kill for your refrigerator or kill you to get access to a particular resource. To brand it as political is to almost suspend a due police investigation that has to take place. It is like it is some super issue that police can’t handle because police can't handle themselves politically," said the EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.

The ANC claims the violence in KZN is one of the remnants of apartheid.

 

 

"The ANC wishes to caution against and dispute the view that the killings are the ANC’s problem alone. It is our submission to this commission that these killings are a broader societal problem, one that was inherited from our past apartheid colonialism era whose legacy lingers until this day," said ANC KZN Chairperson Sihle Zikalala.

The report will be handed over to Premier Willies Mchunu.

It will also be tabled in Parliament.

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