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SAns In Shock As EFF 'Leader' Is Shot DEAD

For a period of eon, the issue of politically influenced killings has invariably remained a thorn in the ANC's flesh, and as the local government elections are about to take place, there have been a myriad of incidents of political killings resulting from squabbles over prospective positions, but it seems members from other political parties are adopting the similar modus operandi after reports that an EFF leader became a victim of such.

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Distinguished journalist and author, Greg Arde argued in his book - War Party - in which he investigated the main causes of political killings in KwaZulu-Natal, that local government elections are a stomping ground for rogue politicians who hesitate not to eliminate their opponents the mafia execution style.

Meanwhile, an incident which transpired in Herwood, Pietermaritzburg on Sunday encapsulates his findings. Thulani Shangase, an Economic Freedom Fighters councillor candidate in ward 20 Msunduzi Municipality, was brutally murdered.

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The EFF in the area confirmed that the shooting occurred when Shangase had readied himself to hold a meeting with designated agents, possibly to assist on what is expected of them on the day of elections.

"Legend has it that Shangase got a call when the meeting was in session in a room, and he went out of the room to answer to the call, which is when he was shot and unfortunately lost his life," EFF spokesperson in the Area of umGungundlovu, Mzwake Mpulo said.

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Albeit there remains speculation regarding what could have resulted in his shooting, Mpulo stated it was possible that it could have been a political influence killing due to the heightened level of political intolerantness in the area.

Nevertheless, he went on to wax lyrical about the significant contribution Shangase made in his political career, saying he exuded qualities of a true revolutionary, and his dedication and hard-work was thoroughly appreciated by the people of ward 20.

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Police have since reportedly launched a manhunt.

An incident such as this, is a vivid remiscinicence of the brutal murder of former ANC Youth League's Sindiso Magaqa, who was gunned down in the very same municipality in 2017.

PHOTO: Timeslive - the late Sindiso Magaqa.

It was at that point that the Moerane commission of inquiry was instituted to investigate the issue of politically influenced assassinations.

South Africans generally believe that its findings and consequently its recommendations have not been helpful because the killings continue.

According to analysis by the, there 103 political killings in SA between 2015-2020, KwaZulu-Natal accounts for 56% of them.

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The OnlineNewzBible team sends its most sincere condolences to the Shangase family, May His Soul Repose Peacefully.

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