Tragedy for the ANC - Another member has been murdered on Saturday

Tragedy for the ANC - Another member has been murdered on Saturday

- KwaZulu-Natal has been plagued with political killings for years

- The latest victim, 56-year old Nkosikhona Maxhakana, pushes the body count of murdered political figures over 30

- The suspects haven't been arrested yet

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On Saturday evening Nkosikhona Maxhakana was at his home in Rietvlei, minding his own business when he was shot and killed.

He was on his veranda fixing a light bulb when unknown males suddenly started shooting at him. He was hit multiple times and died at the scene.

A case of murder has been opened at the Ibisi police station but no arrests have yet been made.

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This murder now puts the number of murdered political figures at more than 30 since 2016.

Maxhakana lived in the uMzimkhulu area which falls under Harry Gwala of the ANC's region. This region is known for its battle with politically-driven violence.

There are rumours of in-house fighting and accusations of selective membership and "gate-keeping".

Another political murder that happened in KwaZulu-Natal was the high profile killing of the former ANC Youth League secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa.

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Magawa was a PR councillor at uMzimkhulu municipality before he was fatally shot. Two of his colleagues were also shot but they survived and given private security at the municipality's expense.

Unfortunately, Magaqa passed away in September.

There has been some rumours about one of the men suspected of killing Magaqa being killed by the police, but none of these rumours have any evidence to back them up.

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Since 2011, KwaZulu-Natal has been battling political killings.

It was because of this spike in political killings that premier Willies Mchunu established the Moeran Commission of Inquiry in 2016. The commission is tasked with probing the killings from the year 2011 and on.

The commission's final report is still pending. No arrests has been made as of yet.

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