- ANC members in Kwa-Zulu Natal believe unidentified members of the party are behind the killing of ward councillor candidate, Siyabonga Mkhize
- The politician was gunned down while sitting in a car after a day spent campaigning for the ANC
- ANC’s provincial Spokesperson, Nhlakanipho Ntombela says the brutal attacks will not deter the ruling party from campaigning in the area
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The death of party councillor candidate, Siyabonga Mkhize has stirred up allegations of foul play among members of The African National Congress in Kwa-Zulu Natal. One source says they believe those responsible for the killing are in fact disgruntled members of the ANC in the province.
The three were sitting in a bakkie when they were attacked. They had just completed their rounds of door-to-door campaigning in the area.
Speaking with the SABC, ANC’s provincial Spokesperson, Nhlakanipho Ntombela says the party will continue to campaign in the area despite the brutal killings of two of its members.
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She emphasised the importance of maintaining party morale, saying it was vital the ruling party focus on winning the upcoming local elections.
ANC ward candidate gunned down while campaigning door-to-door in KZN
In related news, Briefly News previously reported that 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.
Ntombela added that the party will visit Mkhize's family on Saturday, eNCA reports.