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'Don't panic over political killings'

By unknown | Jan 27, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Canaan Mdletshe

Canaan Mdletshe

The recent spate of killings of politicians in KwaZulu-Natal does not mean that people should start panicking.

This was said by Zakhele Ndlovu, a political analyst from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Ndlovu believes that the killings are isolated incidents and should be treated as such.

He said he was not only optimistic but also positive that the province will have free and fair general elections this year.

Ndlovu was commenting after S'thembiso Cele, an ANC Youth League leader, was killed at Umgababa, on the South Coast, on Thursday night.

Cele, pictured, was fatally shot only 18 hours after Inkosi Mbongeleni Zondi, who was also an ANC member and a close ally of ANC president Jacob Zuma, was killed in a hail of bullets on his car.

These incidents followed the killing of the IFP Youth Brigade chairman, Bhekinkosi Dube, in the Umkhanyakude district earlier this month.

"I do not think people should start pressing panic buttons," Ndlovu said.

"I am strongly convinced that the province of KwaZulu-Natal has gone past that stage where such killings can be regarded as politically motivated."


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