Former KZN mayor shot and killed in alleged political killing

Former KZN mayor shot and killed in alleged political killing

An ANC member was shot and killed in KwaZulu-Natal and it is believed to have been a political killing. Former eNdwedwe mayor, Maxwell Hadebe, died in 'a hail of bullets' outside the tavern he owned.

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Another politician was killed in what is believed to be a political killing. One of eNdwedwe's former mayors, ANC member Maxwell Hadebe, was shot to death outside his tavern.

eNCA reports that the ANC and the police are not keen on confirming that the attack on Hadebe was politically driven.

However, since he was killed execution-style, it is hard not to see this as an act motivated by politics - a problem that KZN has been battling with.

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Briefly.co.za learnt that the attack took place in front of witnesses who had to run away in fear.

KZN police spokesperson, Thembeka Mbhele, stated that Hadebe was approached by unknown men who fired shots at him.

"The motive is unknown at the moment but that is subject to investigation. We are informed that he was just there in the tavern and came out of the counter towards the door and suddenly unknown men approached him fired gunshots towards him without uttering a word."

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ANC KZN spokesperson, Nomagugu Simelane Zulu said the killing is a worry because so many other members of the party have been killed in the province.

"When you have a member of the African National Congress being killed, it is a worry. But it is a worry more so in the province of KwaZulu-Natal because we have had so many comrades killed and this point it is not clear what is leading to the killings."
"Now, whether a comrade is a leader or not the fact that it’s a member of the African National Congress that is being killed is a matter that is of serious worry to us. We hope that the task team that we have in the province will also intervene and quickly get to the investigation of the matter so that we get to the finality of it."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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