Heritage day is ordinarily set aside as a public holiday on which South Africans are encouraged to celebrate their cultures and diversity of their traditions and beliefs, but for some people, it is regarded as a braai day, on which a lot of festivities and merriment occur throughout the country.
This year's heritage day is certainly not going to be the one to remember with fondness for the ANC in Free State, this after the party confirmed that their member was shot and killed in Meloding, Virginia.
The party though did not divulge the identity of the deceased, but it stated that it has no evidence to characterise the killing as politically motivated.
Despite the party's stance that the killing cannot be linked with intraparty dynamics, one cannot entirely rule out that possibility.
According to veteran Durban journalist Greg Ardé, who wrote a book, 𝘞𝘢𝘳 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘺, in which he detailed the genesis of the ANC political killings in KwaZulu-Natal, he discovered that most of these killings happen because rivals have inculcated a culture of dealing with political problems by eliminating their opponents.
And he indicated that most of the hitmen are hired from within the taxi industry which notorious for violence.
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And inference can be made that this is 𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘴 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪 which has seeped through the body politic of the ANC, and this now is that season, during which comrades are more inclined towards eliminating each other to wrestle the soul of branches and regions to themselves.
Therefore one cannot put their head on the block and argue against such a possibility, the Virginia member of the ANC was possibly another victim of another politically influenced hit.
The jury remains out as what could have led to the shooting, only after the South African Police Services (SAPS) have conducted their thorough investigation will the rest of the public know what exactly transpired.
The OnlineNewzBible team sends its most sincere condolences to the member who sadly died on a day their life should have been sweetest.
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