Investigation into KZN killings on trial

Investigation into KZN killings on trial

Is the Moerane Commission an important cathartic exercise, as some witnesses believe, or is it just another fruitless enterprise likely to be buried by a compromised ANC?

Useless, fruitless and expensive.That’s what the more cynical witnesses who have testified think of the Moerane Commission, the three-person panel tasked with investigating politically linked violence and killings in KwaZulu-Natal.

But there are also those who have described the commission as cathartic. They are hoping it will reveal the perpetrators of political violence and the network of people who are paid to kill, as well as expose whoever leads and influences the network.

Established in October 2016 by KZN premier Willies Mchunu, and led by advocate Marumo Moerane SC, it is not the practical workings of the commission that lends itself to cynicism, but rather the possibility [probability? – Ed] that, if detrimental to the ANC, any significant revelations will be swept aside, played down or simply kept from the public.

Although Moerane has said the commissioners want the final report released, this is mostly an ANC problem – and a highly contentious national election is looming.

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