Careerism‚ jobs for pals, and shoddy educational qualifications were the main drivers of political killings, plunging the ANC into a "civil war" with itself. That was the testimony of Siyanda Mhlongo at the Moerane Commission in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday. The former KwaDukuza mayor stressed that political killings were mainly the outcome of unqualified public officials‚ a situation that has resulted in a scramble for jobs in a time when the state has become the main employer. He placed the blame at President Jacob Zuma’s door‚ saying the ANC has been in steady decline from 2007‚ when he took over. Mhlongo‚ who was a councillor for 10 years before leaving the ANC to join Congress of the People (COPE) in 2008‚ said he had been jolted into speaking out about the political killings after the death of former ANC Youth League secretary-general, Sindiso Magaqa. "I am prompted by the death of Sindiso Magaqa, and an unfortunate statement by [provincial ANC secretary] Super Zuma that there ...

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