- ANC ward councillor candidate Siyabonga Mkhize has been confirmed dead following a brutal hit-and-run shooting in KZN
- Mkhize was out in Cato Crest in the eThekwini municipality on Friday evening when the fatal gunshots were heard
- Police suspect the killing is politically motivated and ANC Provincial spokesperson Nhlakanipho Ntombela has condemned the attacks
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ANC ward councillor candidate Siyabonga Mkhize has been fatally wounded following what police suspect could be politically motivated killings. The politician was out campaigning in Cato Crest in the eThekwini municipality on Friday evening when gunshots were fired at around 18:20 pm.
Another unidentified person has also been declared dead, News 24 reports.
"Two deceased, 40 and 46, died at the scene and [another] two were rushed to hospital for medical attention. The scene is still active," police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said.
ANC Provincial spokesperson Nhlakanipho Ntombela says details are still sketchy at this point but the party remains shocked by Mkhize's passing.
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Ntombela added that the party will visit Mkhize's family on Saturday, eNCA reports.
Ministers claim hostage drama a positive sign that democracy is alive in SA
In more news from the ruling party, Briefly News previously reported that in a piece of media spin, ministers have hailed the hostage drama that recently took place as a positive sign that South Africa's democracy is maturing.
Two ministers were taken hostage for three hours by disgruntled ANC military veterans.
Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele and Defence Minister Thandi Modise were eventually released.
Modise said that the fact that the military veterans were able to get so close was a good sign that South Africa was not a "police state" and ordinary citizens could interact with ministers according to News24.
Gungubele made it clear that the situation was unacceptable but not necessarily an embarrassment for the country.