South Africa: High Drama as Plot Thickens in Limpopo Political Murders

An ANC MPL in the province is one of three people arrested this week for the high-profile murder of a municipal office bearer in Mokopane in 2019. At the time he was murdered, Vaaltyn Kekana was planning to table a dossier detailing massive corruption in the municipality.

In a week of high drama, Limpopo police swooped on three suspects implicated in a high-profile double murder in a move that suggests the cops could be winning the war against political killings in the province.

So far, 18 suspects have been arrested in connection with the murders of six high-­profile politicians in Limpopo. The killings took place between 2018 and last year.

The three suspects are accused of the 2019 murder of Vaaltyn Kekana (56), bringing the total number of suspects arrested in this case to eight.

Kekana was the chairperson of the munici¬≠pality’s public accounts committee in the Mogalakwena Local Municipality.

He was shot dead on 23 July 2019 while sitting in a vehicle with ANC subregion secretary Ralph Kanyane (32), not far from the municipal offices in Mokopane. Both men died on the scene.

At the time he was murdered, Kekana was planning to table a dossier detailing massive corruption…

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