ANC wants team to probe political murders

2012-07-22 22:38

Durban - The African National Congress and its allies on Sunday called for the establishment of a special police task team to investigate politically motivated killings.

A declaration read out by the ANC's KwaZulu-Natal secretary, Sihle Zikalala, at the conclusion of a three-day summit of the ANC and its alliance partners urged police to establish the task team to investigate "all killings, including those of other political parties".

The National Freedom Party has seen 21 of its members killed since last year, while the ANC has also seen a number of local politicians killed.

Zikalala said it had also been resolved to establish a commission that would investigate any allegations made against cadres of the alliance, which consists of the ANC, the SA Communist Party and the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

While details of the commission were not elaborated on, Zikalala said it had been agreed there was a need to deliver "strong public servants" who could not be corrupted.

"We will fight to eliminate all elements of corruption," he said.

He said the alliance needed to be strengthened at regional and branch levels. It had been agreed to establish an alliance provincial political education programme.

The summit also resolved to ensure that the ANC was re-elected in the 2014 election.

The ANC's KwaZulu-Natal leader, Zweli Mkhize, said in his closing address that the summit had served to clarify the various roles of the alliance partners as well as eliminate any contentious issues between them.

  • tommo.too - 2012-07-22 23:16

    And the team will surely find that ANC vigilantes are behind the murders...

      sharon.a.marks.9 - 2012-07-23 08:46

      they have the hawks and the serious and violent crimes unit why not use them,or are they not good enough to investigate anc murders,they are only good enough for the public

      christopher.columbus.3950178 - 2012-07-23 10:48

      And when you do find them...can you point the to the presidency building!

      martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-23 12:15

      i support political vigilantes, good work chaps, now for 783 himself

      mongwadi - 2012-07-23 12:41

      "We will fight to eliminate all elements of corruption" Hahaa..And how much longer do you still need to accomplish that? 200 years?

      tc.convulvulous - 2012-07-29 15:34

      Why have a special police task team to investigate these murders? It is totally unnecessry. Why treat them differently? It is normal crime. Just like farm murders!

  • ramohapelwa.berries - 2012-07-23 00:09

    Hope this will be attended to sooner rather than later. Leadership positions are fiercely contested from branches, regions, provinces to the national executive

  • piet.boerie - 2012-07-23 05:18


  • tobydt - 2012-07-23 06:34

    *yawn* more talk about fighting corruption. We've heard this all before, during the last elections. Meanwhile, Selebi got his 'Get out of jail' card :P

  • mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2012-07-23 07:35

    Is it an irony that these practises are similar to that of inkatha in the 70's and 80's and again in kzn?

  • Armand - 2012-07-23 07:50

    Yep, and a task team they will get. Farm murders that is far more regular and gruesome......nope, that is not important to the ANC.

      sharon.a.marks.9 - 2012-07-23 08:49

      politicians are a dime a dozen in this country,most of them arnt worth anything anyway

  • cyanideandhappiness - 2012-07-23 09:04

    How about more people in the Task Teams responsible for finding the people who are killing the rest of us, who your people, the people you claim to represent?!

  • paco.rodriguez.9210 - 2012-07-23 09:30

    these guys are so corrupt they will needa task team to investigate the task team before,during and after the findings

  • jeremy.forbes.1293 - 2012-07-29 15:07

    They are only talking tough in public, they know that there is now a serious danger that their support at grassroots level is eroding. If a serious attempt to wipe out corruption was undertaken most of the ANC leadership would find themselves in prison. I can't think that any of these would give up their position at the trough.

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