DURBAN – The Moerane Commission investigating political killings in KwaZulu-Natal has heard how activists are suppressed by African National Congress (ANC) leaders in order for corruption to continue.
Wednesday was the third day of the inquiry, where shack dwellers movement Abahlali Basemjondolo made presentations.
The group, which is outspoken on housing and service delivery issues in KwaZulu-Natal, believes it is being targeted for speaking out on corruption in the eThekwini Municipality.
Abahlali president Sibusiso Zikode has shared with commissioners how others have been shot by police officers who were acting on instructions from senior politicians.
He says they now fear reporting cases to authorities because they also fear investigating their bosses.
Among the solutions that Zikode has provided includes being a part of the development plans of the province, which he says they are currently not a part of.
The movement says that if the ANC is committed to its so-called radical economic transformation it must start with providing better services to citizens living in shacks.