Political violence in KwaZulu-Natal
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After 25 years of democracy, political violence remains one of the greatest challenges that continuously undermine South Africa’s constitutional state. The province of KwaZuluNatal accounts for the majority of political violence that occurs in South Africa and, especially around election time, fear and anxiety loom as political assassinations increase. The 2016 local government elections brought an end to the single dominant party situation in some major metros and rural municipalities, but the process that preceded the elections was marked by numerous political killings in KwaZulu-Natal.