SACP wants Mpuma killings report

2013-06-06 12:04


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Johannesburg - The SA Communist Party in Mpumalanga has called for a police report on political assassinations in the province to be made public, the Sowetan reported on Thursday.

SACP provincial general secretary Bonakele Majuba questioned the police's integrity when investigating politically motivated killings.

"Why is it that when political activists are killed, the criminals are not arrested?

"When people are arrested, they are later released due to lack of evidence. Why do cases with political connections take [so] long to finalise?" asked Majuba.

He was speaking after party members picketed in Pretoria, over political killings in Mpumalanga.

The picket was directed at national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, who was testifying at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry in Centurion.

The SACP handed over its memorandum to Lieutenant General Elias Mawela in Phiyega's absence.
Majuba said many cases remained unresolved.

"Police are not doing a proper job. That is why we are picketing today. They do not investigate political killings properly. But investigations into the killings of ordinary citizen are quick to be finalised," Majuba said.

The report of former national police commissioner Bheki Cele into political murders in Mpumalanga should be made public, he said.

In 2011, Cele appointed 12 top detectives to probe politically motivated killings.
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