KZN political killings linked to ANC factions and corruption, says analyst

Most political killings in KwaZulu-Natal are linked to factions and power struggles within the ANC, says violence monitor and analyst Mary De Haas.

De Haas says the party has been hugely divided in the build up to the December elective conference.

Read: Police on the brink of breakthrough in KZN political killings - Mbalula

She says some politicians are also killed because they fight against corruption within the party.

While some cases are linked to personal vendettas, de Haas argues that most are politically-motivated.

Most of the cases since the begin of 2016 are likened to political dynamics.

Mary De Haas, independent research and violence monitor

Also read: Commission of inquiry into KZN political killings a waste of time - researcher

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