ANC: Political killings create instability

2012-08-31 20:30

Durban - Political killings pose a threat to the ANC's stability, KwaZulu-Natal party secretary Sihle Zikalala said on Friday.

"Police should investigate political killings speedily because it creates instability when we lose capable leaders," he said during a march in Durban.

Eight African National Congress members had been killed recently and 14 people were killed during the 2009 elections, Zikalala said.

Hundreds of ANC supporters marched against political killings, rape, abuse of the elderly, and human trafficking.

"Police should also strengthen intelligence capabilities so that they can detect an incident before it happens, including what happened in Marikana," he said.

Police should increase visibility in rural areas, informal settlements and townships.

Zikalala called on KwaZulu-Natal premier Zweli Mkhize to hold a social cohesion summit.

"We urge Mkhize to convene a social cohesion summit where stakeholders, including religious leaders, NPOs, security structures and government departments get together to develop a comprehensive plan to deal with social ills."

Zikalala, eThekwini ANC regional chairman Sibongiseni Dhlomo and mayor James Nxumalo joined the marchers, who wore ANC T-shirts and carried the party's flag.

They displayed placards reading: "ANC is against elderly abuse", and "ANC is against political assassinations", and sang songs in support of President Jacob Zuma.

The march started in Albert Park and would end at the Durban Central police station.

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-08-31 20:49

    Oh shut up!

  • godfrey.welman - 2012-08-31 20:54

    You said this previously.

  • pieter0827006294 - 2012-08-31 20:56

    Its a dog eat dog world!

  • heathway.master - 2012-08-31 21:08

    Please, when have the ANC ever produced even 1 capable leader during Zuma’s reign.

  • lance.hurly - 2012-08-31 21:12

    Either Julius Malema's backers, or God-forbid, Julius Himself, are very smart people. Our country's economy is up for sale and the rest of the worlds economies are the buyers. Can you imagine how much will be worth to the guys who own it and are wanting to sell? And they're not prepared to wait.....

  • jimzimbo - 2012-08-31 21:42

    ANC stability you say......??? there's a contradiction here surley???

      heathway.master - 2012-08-31 21:48

      Jimzimbo, hit the nail right on the head old boy.

  • sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-08-31 22:27

    Can he prove that these 22 murders were politically motivated? Were the murders not the work of opportunists, like farm murders? I wish the ANC would take farm murders as seriously as this!

  • tw2066 - 2012-08-31 22:27

    Who gives a hoot about political killings? I a give a hoot about citizens being killed by thugs, citizen being killed by police, people being killed by bad drivers - but politicians - no they dont matter to me.And as far as the racist ANC regime are concerned, the citizens dont count for much.

  • roger.kaputnick.90 - 2012-09-01 03:51

    Ya, think! I'm sure that's what the killers are aiming for. The ANC must be half brain dead to be making this statement.

  • irvin.mkhari - 2012-09-01 07:57

    most of politicians fight amongs each other some for position,i think is what lead to the killing.

  • tony.naidoo - 2012-09-01 12:21

    Who cares? Political killings are getting rid of rid of some morons, textbook burners, racketeers and potential tenderpreneurs ! Its like natural attrition !

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