‘KZN killings politically motivated’
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Zulu told the commission, set up to investigate political murders in KZN, that the shooting of Magaqa in July was linked to other killings of ANC leaders in the province.
He appeared before the commission carrying bundles of documents and said he had come prepared to spill the beans on corruption and political killings.
He claimed the police had lied when they linked Jabu Mdunge, who died in a cashin-transit heist-related shootout with the police in Kokstad early last month, to Magaqa’s murder.
Zulu said Magaqa had been killed because he was vocal against corruption in the uMzimkhulu Municipality.
He claimed police had lied because they could not handle the mounting public pressure.
“They say the suspect is from Molweni, but lived in Berea in Durban. They said he was living in a specific hostel.
“But we checked with izinduna in the hostel and they said they had never heard of this man,” he added.
Implicating a dead man was an attempt to collapse the investigation, Zulu said.
Hawks spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, asked to respond to Zulu’s claims, said the Hawks would not comment before the commission had an opportunity to complete its investigation.
He added that other political murder investigations, including those of ANC eThekwini regional secretary Sbu Sibiya and Wandile Mkhize, an ANC councillor, had all reached similar dead ends.
GUNNED DOWN: Sindiso Magaqa, former ANCYL general secretary, was shot in a suspected ambush. He died of his wounds in hospital.