Durban - The ANC Youth League in KZN has called for a speedy wrap-up of the Moerane Commission of Inquiry, with hopes that the political killings in the province will stop.
One witness to the murders claims politicians will delay the release of the commission’s report because they do not want it in the public domain before the 2019 elections.
Two ANC members from the Moses Mabhida region were killed this week. The region’s ANCYL deputy secretary Sthembiso Mhlongo, 35, was shot dead on Thursday by attackers who had identified themselves to him as police officers. On Monday, Lungisani Mnguni, 34, was shot dead.
Former ANCYL secretary in the ANC’s Harry Gwala region, Thabiso Zulu, who testified before the commission, said the inquiry findings should have been tabled already. He claimed that murders continue due to this delay, with the report expected to be released next year, but with general elections taking place in 2019, this seems unlikely.
“It’s clear that the reason for the commission was that politicians wanted to know how much we know about what’s happening."
“There is also a link between corruption at various levels and the killings. The police themselves are involved in cover-ups and even in these recent incidents they will be involved in cover-ups. I don’t doubt that,” said Zulu.