More political killings in KwaZulu-Natal

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JOHANNESBURG – There have been more political killings in KwaZulu-Natal, as a ward councillor and a former ward councillor were shot dead on Friday.

Ex-ANC councillor Musawenkosi Maqatha Mchunu was gunned down as he was entering at the gate of his house in KwaPata, outside Pietermaritzburg.

It comes as aggrieved ANC members in four KwaZulu-Natal regions are threatening to challenge the outcomes of regional and provincial conferences.

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They allege there has been manipulation of branch general meetings in the build-up to this month’s planned conferences.

Mchunu had led a protest to demand this when bodyguards drew guns on demonstrators.

At the same time, an IFP councillor in Zululand District Sibuyiselo Dlamini was also shot in Ulundi.

It follows a spate of political killings in the province over the past few years, something the Moerane Commission has investigated.