'Investigate all political killings'
THE ANC and its allies have 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 general, Sihle Zikalala, at the conclusion of a three-day summit of the ANC and its alliance partners urged police to establish the team to investigate "all killings, including those in 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, including councillor Wandile Mkhize.
Zikalala said it had also resolved to establish a commission that would investigate any allegations made against cadres of the tripartite alliance.
While details of the commission were not elaborated on, Zikalala said t 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.