Five arrested for 'political' killings in KZN

2016-02-03 10:32
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Durban – Five people have been arrested in connection with suspected political killings in Inchanga, KwaZulu-Natal police have said.

The five, aged between 25 and 43, were arrested and five firearms recovered in Inchanga on Tuesday, Brigadier Jay Naicker said in a statement.

They would appear in the Camperdown Magistrate's Court soon. Their political affiliation was not immediately known.

The arrests followed a shooting during a public meeting at the Kwadokweni sports ground on January 24, amid tensions between the ANC and SACP in the province. 

Bongani Hlatshwayo, 38, and Phillip Dlamini, 68, were killed. Four people were wounded.

The SACP have pulled out of all electoral processes ahead of the local government elections later this year, until there is national political intervention in Inchanga.

The ANC Youth League has called for the SACP's KwaZulu-Natal secretary, Themba Mthembu, to resign from his position.

The provincial ANC said it would not engage in a public spat with the SACP. 

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