Concerns have been raised that there could be a possible resurgence of political killings in KwaZulu-Natal after Minister of Police Bheki Cele announced they were investigating eight possible instances of politically-related deaths.
By looking at the figures, in May and June, eight people have been murdered for suspected political killings," Cele said on Thursday.
He was speaking in Umlazi at the home of slain ward 84 councillor Bhekithemba Phungula, who was also an ANC branch chairperson.
Commenting on the upcoming 2021 local government elections and if he anticipated violence during the run-up to it, Cele said he hoped not.
Cele also touched on gender-based violence said he noted the recent deaths of women in KZN.