In the ongoing political killings in the country ahead of local government elections, another politician has become the latest victim.
The Economic Freedom Fighters ward 20 councillor candidate in Msunduzi Municipality was shot dead.
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.
Mpulo said they will not rest until they find the truth about why he was killed. He said they will push the police to investigate the matter thoroughly.
The EFF will be visiting the family today of the assassinated party candidate to pay their respects.
Plessislaer Police spokesperson Sergeant Sfiso Gwala said police are investigating a case of murder, but no one has been arrested as yet.
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