Candidate killings a destabilisation attempt: Ramaphosa
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:09:50
Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has described the killing of election candidates as an attempt to destabilise the African National Congress (ANC).
He was speaking in Paarl where he was canvassing door to door for the ANC.
Ramaphosa says the murders are part of an agenda aimed at derailing the elections.
At least 18 people have been killed in what police suspect are politically motivated killings, mostly in KwaZulu-Natal.
Ramaphosa called for an end to this, “Our people want a peaceful election and they want to make sure that the people they have identified are the ones that go and work for. Now a slaughter house has been opened where candidates are being slaughtered mercilessly and it’s clear there is an agenda and we want the police to stop this with immediate effect and investigate it.”