Moerane inquiry to this week submit report on political murders

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The Moerane Commission of Inquiry visits the Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi to assess and gather evidence on political killings around KwaZulu-Natal on July 21, 2017 in Durban, South Africa.

JOHANNESBURG – The Moerane Commission of Inquiry will this week submit its report on political murders in KwaZulu-Natal.

The document will be submitted to Premier Willies Mchunu.

Political analyst Karima Brown said there were a number of reasons for the killings.

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She said the intimidation of witnesses and complicit law enforcement personnel are a big problem in these murders.

Red alert?

The National Freedom Party on Monday said it wanted authorities in the province to declare a state of emergency.

This followed the killing of Okhahlamb regional chairperson Nkeni Mabaso, who was also the deputy chairperson of the Vulindlela Taxi Association.

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Mabaso was gunned down on Saturday afternoon near Bergville.

The NFP called for harsh sentences to be imposed on those involved in politically-motivated killings.

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It further called for the army to be deployed to the province to deal with violence ahead of the 2019 general elections.