Ndlozi says he is one of the EFF leadership attending the memorial service of the slain EFF councillor candidate.
"Attending the Memorial Service of Fighter Yongama Tatoba who was shot dead by assassins on last week. He was a councillor candidate of the EFF in Umzimvubu, Ward 15," said Ndlozi.
The death of Tatoba comes at a time EFF lost another councillor candidate in what is also believed to be part of political killings.
The Economic Freedom Fighters ward 20 councillor candidate in Msunduzi Municipality Thulani Shangase was shot dead on Sunday afternoon in the Herwood area, in Caluza, Pietermaritzburg.
EFF Umgungundlovu Region Chairperson Mzwakhe Mpulo narrated that, Shangase was shot as he was about to have a meeting with Economic Freedom Fighters agents.
Mpulo said Shangase went to the shop where they were going to meet and that's when a gunman opened fire on him when he was outside after receiving a phone call.
This seems more like a premeditated assassination where the gunman wanted to isolate Shangase so they could kill him.
"We have been told by people who were present at the meeting that he received a phone call and went outside to answer it and that is when he was shot," EFF regional chairperson said.
Mpulo said they cannot confirm if his killing is related to politics but they are waiting for the police to find out what might have led to the killing.
"We know that there is a lot of political intolerance in the Edendale area, but for now we don’t know if this is politically-related.
This is a huge loss for the party. He was such a hard-working person and he was determined to help the people of ward 20. We had hopes that the EFF would take over ward 20 in the upcoming local government elections," he said.
Yongama Tatoba was a young candidate aged 27.
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