Three national departments to tackle KZN killings


President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the National House of Traditional Leaders

DURBAN - Three national government departments have been told to report back to President Cyril Ramaphosa by Monday on how they plan to address political killings in KwaZulu-Natal.

Last year, the ANC told the Moerane commission of inquiry that more than 80 people had been killed in the province since 2011.

On Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa condemned the ongoing political killings.

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He visited the home of late ANC official Musawenkosi Mchunu, who was gunned down in Pietermaritzburg on Friday.



Researcher Futhi Sibiya says suggestions that the killings in KwaZulu-Natal are political are a misdiagnosis

"The only thing different about these killings is that they are affecting politicians," Sibiya said.