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Thubelihle Dumakude
 
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Political instability has turned KZN into a warzone

13 September 2017, 10:13

I don’t know much about South African political scandals but this political killings in KZN that happen daily got my attention.

It has been many years since this province suffered from political violence. Instead of getting better, the situation is getting worse daily. Numerous incidents have been reported to all government levels and SAPS, as well as religious leaders, traditional leaders and political leaders but little have been done to put it to an end.

The most pretentious area is Umzimkhulu on the provinces south coast. On the 4th of September 2017, ANC Youth League national secretary general Sindiso Magaqa died after succumbing to the wounds he sustained when he was shot during an ambush. It emerged on Tuesday that the Hawks are investigating allegations that Magaqa had been poisoned.

The main question is, does our government at the national level take this matter seriously? Since it seems like no one is intervening to resolve this issue. High numbers of orphans have been created in this province through this violence. We can forget about lands hostel scandals that resulted in many deaths of innocent people.

National Freedom Party (NFP) has called on Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to intervene and arrest people responsible for killing in KZN. I hope that those who will be found responsible will get strong punishments to set an example to others. We cannot have a province ruled by fear.

There have been countless victims of this violence therefore there must be an investigation and commission that will dig deeply and come up with clear answers to families that have lost their loved ones. The days of political struggle have passed in this country. Right now we should be celebrating our freedom, not killing each other.

For the way forward, I think there is still a lot be done in terms of teaching about politics. Despite powers, positions and political differences are a means to an end to develop the country.

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