Cele: KZN ‘making progress’ in solving political killings

Cele: KZN ‘making progress’ in solving political killings

Police Minister Bheki Cele believes progress is being made in solving the spate of political killings in KwaZulu-Natal.

by Sibahle Motha

Cele was speaking in Centurion a day after the arrest of Harry Gwala mayor Mluleki Ndobe and a second suspect in connection with the murder of former ANC Youth League secretary general  Sindiso Magaqa.


At the time of his death in 2017, Magaqa was a PR councillor in the south coast municipality of Mzimkhulu.


“KZN continues to make progress in the political killings including the mayor that is supposed to appear in court,” said Cele.


“I am not going to mention his name until he has appeared. The team is a wonderful team and there are more than 150 people that have been arrested for the cases in the province alone.”

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Both suspects are set to appear in the local magistrates court on Tuesday.


Cele also gave an update on the contentious issue of promotions in the police.


This after police unions threatened to down tools across the country, over what they described as a lack of promotions..


At least 69 000 police officers are due for promotions in the department.


Cele met with 1147 station commanders on Tuesday to discuss the issue and said cthe department would review the current promotions structure.

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