Ruling party under scrutiny

2018-05-24 06:00

THE ANC in the province has come under fire this week following the fourth political killing in the province in as many weeks.

Members from the National Executive Comittee of the ANC including President Cyril Ramaphosa attended. During his visit in Pietermaritzburg where the latest killing happened, Ramaphosa said that the continuous political murders in the province was worrisome and urged his fellow comrades to refrain from them and find alternative ways of resolving differences.

Opposition parties and trade unions have tied the recent political killings in the province to the disallowance of certain regions to host regional conferences this year in preparation of the provincial conference at which new leadership will be elected.

The Lower South Coast region, where two of the recent political killings took place, is one of the regions which have been barred from hosting a regional conference.

According to a statement from the National Working Committee (NWC), a constitutional structure of the ANC which runs and implements the decisions of National Executive Committee (NEC), the Lower South Coast Region was among regions that would not be hosting a regional conference due to their continuing banning due to divisions within the region.

“The NWC received reports on the state of readiness for Regional and Provincial Conferences that are due to be convened.

In accordance with the decision of the NEC, NWC approved the convening of conferences in regions and provinces that are ready and have fulfilled all the requisite processes for the hosting of such conferences,” said the NWC. Meanwhile, one man appeared in court on Monday for the murder of Oshabeni ANC deputy treasurer Sifiso Cele.

On Friday Margate police arrested two people in Gamalakhe in connection with the murder and robbery which took place at Cele’s partner’s home in Extension three in Margate last week.

According to police, one of the

suspects was released due to insufficient evidence and the other confessed to the crime and was detained in police

custody.

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