Inter Ministerial Committee says it is looking into political killings

Inter Ministerial Committee says it is looking into political killings

- The Inter Ministerial Committee on Political Killings has recently published a media statement

- The IMC claims it has made progress in pursuing charges of political violence

- However, it acknowledges that its investigations may lead to political fallout

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The Inter Ministerial Committee on Political Killings in Kwa-Zulu Natal has released a media statement on the measures it is taking to address the recent spate of politically-motivated violence.

The IMC initially convened in March 2018 and claims to have made significant strides in addressing the violence since then.

The statement comes after the high-profile murder of Sindiso Magaqa, which was ostensibly politically-driven.

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The IMC's report claims that the task team's efforts led to 161 arrests. It added that 59 cases are still awaiting judgement, while 52 are still being investigated.

The statement also reiterated the IMC's commitment to investigating politically-motivated murders. This comes in the wake of much-publicised murder of Sindiso Magaqa, as well as the subsequent withdrawal of charges against Mluleki Ndobe. 

Ndobe, the mayor of Harry Gwala District, was accused of being responsible for the murder.

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The IMC statement goes on to say that some of the individuals it is investigating are politicians, and that this means that the IMC's efforts are likely to "trigger political fireworks". 

Nevertheless, the IMC says it will continue its efforts and "serve with integrity without fear or favour and prejudice."

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