NFP wants a state of emergency declared in KZN over political killings

NFP wants a state of emergency declared in KZN over political killings

- The National Freedom Party asked President Ramaphosa yet again to declare a state of emergency in KZN

- The alarming political killings are a big worry to the NFP

- According to a commission established to investigate political killings, 80 politicians have been murdered since 2011

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The NFP again asked President Ramaphosa to declare a state of emergency in KwaZulu-Natal. The political killings in the province have the party extremely worried.

The murder of an IFP member in what looks like an ambush on Saturday evening has spurred the party to again call on the president.

The IFP's spokesperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa stated on social media that Zakhele Mazibuko, the party's Uthukela district publicity secretary, was killed on Saturday after a party meeting.

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According to a report by The Citizen, the police has also confirmed the tragic incident.

Vikizitha Mlotshwa, NFP KZN chairperson, gave his condolences to the IFP and Mazibulo’s family and friends.

Mlotshwa said that the killing of politicians have become the norm and goes against democracy. Mlotshwa added that the murders are driving young men and women away from participating in political parties.

So the NFP desperately wants President Ramaphosa to declare a state of emergency in KZN.

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Briefly.co.za gathered that Mazibuko is the second IFP Councillor that was murdered this year and one of many politicians murdered in the province since 2011.

In 2016, the killings prompted Premier Willies Mchunu to create the Moerane Commission to investigate the killings.

According to the commission, 80 politicians have been killed in the last 7 years.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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