- ANC KwaZulu-Natal lower South Coast regional branch leader, Sifiso Cele, was gunned down in the early hours of Monday morning
- Cele was shot execution style in full view of his partner and children
- Gunmen entered the house and demanded cell phones before shooting Cele four times
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The African National Congress (ANC) KwaZulu-Natal’s lower South Coast regional branch leader, Sifiso Cele, was gunned down in the early hours of Monday morning. Cele was shot execution-style in front of his partner and children.
The gunmen gained entry to Cele’s home in the early hours of Monday morning and demanded cell phones before shooting Cele four times. The shooting took place in Cele’s bedroom.
The provincial ANC has condemned the attacks, but have urged the community to remain calm and to allow law enforcement officials time to complete their investigation into the murder.
Briefly.co.za discovered that Cele’s murder is the second in a little over a week. Lower South Coast regional secretary Mzwandile Mkhwanazi said Nombuso Mqadi was shot and killed in her home last week.
Mkhwanazi said Cele was still serving his term as treasurer in the Oshabeni branch. He would not comment on whether the ANC’s provincial leadership believed the two murders were connected to the upcoming regional conference.
Mkhwanazi said: “We don’t want to anticipate and come up with whatever suspicions that are there.”
He did reveal his concerns about a similar modus operandi being used in the two murders of killing the ANC members in full view of their families.
ANC branches and regions across KwaZulu-Natal are preparing to hold their elective conferences and once those are completed the province will hold its provincial elective conference to elect new leadership.
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