KZN ANC shocked by killings

2012-10-09 22:41

Johannesburg - The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal expressed shock on Tuesday at a spate of murders of its leaders at the hands of its members.

"This remains unacceptable and the ANC has taken a step to suspend or terminate membership of those implicated in the situation," provincial chairperson Zweli Mkhize said in a statement.

"The killings are the work of misguided criminal elements in our ranks who are driven by greed and self-interest, and their motives are limited and localised within a few plotters."

He said the killings reported so far did not follow the trend of known, open conflict among African National Congress' members.

"The ANC can ill-afford the development of the culture of the underworld, criminality and violent elimination of opponents.

"Neither can the ANC afford the association of political appointment to self-enrichment where ascendancy to office is not linked with capacity, competence and dedicated service to our people," said Mkhize.

The party had stepped up the awareness of all members and communities in general to root out the "hooligans".

Effective screening would be done to "boot out the rot".

Speaking at the funeral of Oshabeni branch chairperson Dumisani Malunga and branch secretary Bheki Chiliza, Mkhize said the ANC apologised for the misconduct of individuals.

Malunga and Chiliza were shot dead while driving in Oshabeni, near Port Shepstone on 16 September.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the murders.

Mkhize said: "The episodes do not represent a crisis, but need to be rapidly stamped out.

"They also represent a tendency to disregard law and order, and extreme greed," he said.

  • sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-10-09 22:52

    "Neither can the ANC afford the association of political appointment to self-enrichment where ascendancy to office is not linked with capacity, competence and dedicated service to our people" OMG I can't believe what I am reading! He said all of that with a straight face? He is either completely blind, completely stupid or completely crooked!

      cliff.slabbert - 2012-10-09 23:24

      ......stupid, completely,crooked as gnarled bent stick and as 'blind' as a striker who joins a strike to hurt himself because some fanatical communist socialist tells him to do so.

      gestoffle.vaneerdenvark - 2012-10-10 01:39

      ha ha their own members have now grown impatient....but how do you solve anything the real african way, just firkin kill the b-tard, even if it is your own leader - dont vote him out....kiiiiiilllllll hiiiiiimmmmmm.

  • warren.slater.353 - 2012-10-09 22:55

    The only time the ANC ever expresses shock, or even mild concern is when its own leaders are the victims.

      godfrey.welman - 2012-10-09 23:23

      Worst still, victims from its own cadres.

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-10-10 13:48

      Maybe they can start to appreciate the pain felt in many families, everyday of the week, due to their lack of control and running a lawless country.

  • zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-10-09 23:04

    Malema is lucky he is not an idiot illetirate zulu, could have gone a long time ago.

      warren.slater.353 - 2012-10-09 23:37

      Think you accidentally put the word "not" in your sentence.

  • Mzwandile - 2012-10-09 23:12

    Shocked is understatement and denialism. This is a self created situation, a result of populist recruitment just to make numbers without quality.

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-10-09 23:46

    The ANC is confused, proclaiming what they are not, all the time they have being chasing their 'tales' (tall 'tails') and now they have finally caught themselves on it, and are beginning to feed on themselves. Iggy...!

  • christopher.collings.9 - 2012-10-10 02:57

    Sit back & watch them kill themselves!

  • piet.boerie - 2012-10-10 04:32


      piet.boerie - 2012-10-10 04:34

      This senseless killing was predicted in the run in to the final vote. This gives you an idea of the milatant violent culture that is in the Allaince. Any violent protest is by default an Alliance protest.

  • gregory.jurgens - 2012-10-10 05:30

    The Anc is a bunch of \misguided criminal elements in our society who are driven by greed and self-interest's.\

  • blip.noodlum - 2012-10-10 06:40

    There's your so-called "Third Force".

  • benjamin.doyle.351 - 2012-10-10 08:41

    No leave them, don't stop them.....

  • ken.koen - 2012-11-20 07:34

    Pity they're not "shocked" by the terrible, gruesome killings of old people, housewives and even children, EVERY SINGLE BLOODY DAY. But no, they don't give a STUFF! What are normal civilised law abiding citizens to them? What is law and order and civilised society to them? Nothing! As long as they have a comrade appointment and money!

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