Political killings linked to ANC contestation, elections - analyst

Intra-party violence is linked to the contestation of power within the ANC, says political analyst Lukhona Mnguni.

He says intra-party violence can be linked to the struggle for power and proximity to resources.

We've seen the political violence growing a lot within the ANC in the election years and the time of their elective congresses.

Lukhona Mnguni, political analyst

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

He says the political violence has moved from Mpumalanga and the North West and migrated to KZN.

According to Mnguni, the political violence shows that South Africa is no longer in a functioning democracy.

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

He explains that the 'scramble for resources', in provinces where the ANC has lost power, may see political violence intensify in KZN and Eastern Cape over the next few years.

Mnguni says political violence is also fueled by ANC factions and corruption, as well as the manipulation of the criminal justice system.

The criminal justice system in South Africa has become susceptible to being altered and made adaptive to the political battles of the ANC.

Lukhona Mnguni, political analyst

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