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18 July 2017

Political killings inquiry hears of KZN’s ‘culture of blood’


A seasoned academic has on Tuesday, told the Moerane Commission investigating political violence in KwaZulu-Natal that the province has a “culture of blood” where politics, money and murder interlink.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Professor Paulus Zulu was testifying on day two of the second sitting of the commission after a recess in June.
“There is a culture of eliminating the competition,” he said, as was the case with taxi violence, and the perception was that those involved in political violence were protected higher up in the political realm. The province had a “culture of blood” he said.
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