Politics kills

September 10, 2017

Why KZN killings will not stop (now)

KwaZulu-Natal has become the province where you die for ‘messing with the food chain’, and where killing is a ‘tradition that eliminates problems’.
September 17, 2017

Arrest the killers

Bheki Cele says the inquiry into the KZN killings is a waste of time and urges the minister of state security to find the hidden caches of guns instead of trying to be Beyoncé.
September 17, 2017

Izinkabi – the scores of hitmen in our midst

The men behind the lucrative political killings in KwaZulu-Natal are armed with high-powered weapons and are highly skilled. The going rate per kill ranges from R5 000 to millions, depending on how 'easy' the job is.
September 17, 2017

How can a dead person testify?

The morning after a 30-year-old woman was gunned down at Glebelands hostel, an eerie silence shrouds the 'hitmen’s den'. Police race into the hostel, escorting members of Parliament’s police portfolio committee who are here for an oversight visit. Residents peer out of holes in the dirty brick walls, where once there were windows.
September 10, 2017

Premier says violence and murder are normalised

Willies Mchunu traces the killings in KwaZulu-Natal back to years of violence between the members of the IFP and the United Democratic Front, which led to communities being trained and armed.
September 10, 2017

Buthelezi calls for arms cache disclosure

Leaders of the ANC and the IFP need to come together and disclose where caches of arms have been stashed in KwaZulu-Natal if the political killings are to come to an end, says IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
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May 19 2019