Moerane Commission key witnesses under threat

The Moerane Commission of Inquiry is expected to conclude around of hearings on Friday as it investigates the underlying causes of political killings in KwaZulu-Natal.

The Commission has heard from witnesses of how the police, politicians and hit men, are working together to allegedly murder and suppress opponents getting in the way of gaining money and power.

EWN reporter Ziyanda Ngcobo says the Commission also heard from a witness who testified earlier this week saying their life is under threat.

If your identity is known is not easy to ensure that your safety is not at risk.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN reporter

Community activist Vanessa Burger sent an email to the commission claiming that a man who testified on Monday has been receiving death threats.

The man testified that the police have been collecting money from Glebelands residents to supply state issued weapons.

Read: Ipid cries foul over claims made at Moerane Commission

The man was followed from the hearing and this really begs the issue of security here at the commission.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN reporter

The hit men who stay at Glebelands apparently know the identity of this witness and their lives are now under threat.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN reporter

Ngcobo says there has not been a strong police presence at the commission throughout the week. She says there has been only a single police vehicle with one police officer.

The witness who asked to remain anonymous was also not escorted by police as he arrived nor when he left the commission.

The commissioners together with the media will be visiting the Glebelands Hostel later this afternoon.

To hear more of this interview, listen below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Ipid cries foul over claims made at Moerane Commission

Ipid cries foul over claims made at Moerane Commission

Ipid spokesperson Moses Dlamini has lashed out at community activist Vanessa Burger for making "spurious allegations".

KZN ANC councillors intimidated groups in housing disputes hears commission

KZN ANC councillors intimidated groups in housing disputes hears commission

Harrowing testimonies have been shared by the leader of the shack dwellers movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo .

Commission needs to verify Glebelands Hostel, ANC hitmen claims - analyst

Commission needs to verify Glebelands Hostel, ANC hitmen claims - analyst

Political analyst Lukhona Mnguni says the Moerane Commission must authenticate claims made in order to legitimise the evidence.

OPINION: Political killings in KZN, where is the President's voice?

OPINION: Political killings in KZN, where is the President's voice?

Xolani Gwala asks where are the voices of leaders condemning this violence.

KZN's Glebelands Hostel a hotbed of hitmen, commission hears

KZN's Glebelands Hostel a hotbed of hitmen, commission hears

The Moerane Commission of Inquiry into political killings has heard that politicians source their hitmen from Glebelands in KZN.

High profile politicians believed to be 'pulling the strings' in assassinations

High profile politicians believed to be 'pulling the strings' in assassinations

The Moerane Commission of Inquiry into political killings is underway with 89 people believed murdered since March 2014.

Moerane urges Roodepoort parents to put their children's education first

Moerane urges Roodepoort parents to put their children's education first

702's Stephen Grootes spoke to the convenor of the Mediation Task Team, Rev. Gift Moerane about the reopening of Roodepoort Primary School.

Popular articles
We're not just cyclists - CT man turns punch-up with driver into safety message

We're not just cyclists - CT man turns punch-up with driver into safety message

He was punched in the face by a motorist last week and tracked the driver down for a meet-up, instead of laying charges.

[WATCH] The spectacular moment AB de Villiers bent the laws of physics

[WATCH] The spectacular moment AB de Villiers bent the laws of physics

The world now knows never to underestimate the athletic form of SA cricketer AB de Villiers after this gravity-defying catch.

[LISTEN] Dailene, the lady behind the video from Thursday's heist in Boksburg

[LISTEN] Dailene, the lady behind the video from Thursday's heist in Boksburg

Another heist was carried out in Boksburg on Thursday morning and led to five people being arrested.

Health Minister proposes scrapping of medical aid co-payments

Health Minister proposes scrapping of medical aid co-payments

The eradication of medical aid co-payments is one of a number of changes to the medical aid scheme proposed by Aaron Motsoaledi.

SANDF soldier arrested for robbery on trial for attempted murder

SANDF soldier arrested for robbery on trial for attempted murder

Operations chief, General Barney Hlatshwayo's personal driver was arrested on Tuesday.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.