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EFF Leader Has Been Shot Dead Ahead of Elections

The Economic Freedom Fighters have just lost one of their leaders after he was shot dead in what is believed to be political killings. As weeks count down to the local government elections on the 1st of November, countless councillor candidates have been reportedly killed as the fight for the top local office ensues. The African National Congress has been badly hit with these killings and the Kwa-Zulu Natal province has been the most hit.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) ward 20 councillor candidate in Msunduzi Municipality has been shot dead.

Thulani Shangase was shot on Sunday afternoon in the Herwood area, in Caluza, Pietermaritzburg.

According to the EFF Umgungundlovu Region Chairperson Mzwakhe Mpulo, Shangase was shot as he was about to have a meeting with party agents. Mpulo said he went to the shop where they were going to meet.

“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,” he 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.

party leader, Julius Malema and his other commanders are yet to comment on this killing. It is believed there could be more deaths that have gone unreported, especially down in the KZN and other rural areas.

The party is looking at extending its leadership in small towns and has gone out in full campaign to try win major metros without having to go into coalition with any other party.


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