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Political killings spike in South Africa
Dozens murdered in the last two years, with fears of more violence ahead of ANC convention.
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 12:37

Political killings have been on the rise in South Africa in recent years.

Dozens of people have been murdered in the last two years, with most of the violence concentrated in Kwazulu-Natal province. It is feared there could be more violence ahead of the ruling party's conference in December.

Members of the African National Congress (ANC) have been particularly targeted in recent months.

Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Durban, South Africa.

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