An ANC councilor has died after being shot seven times outside his home in the Durban region on Saturday.
Minenhle Mkhize of ward 103 in Nyuswa was attacked by unknown individuals as he parked his car at around 10pm.
A source told Scrolla.Africa that the suspects tried to shoot Mkhize in the car windows, but no bullets were fired.
“Minenhle tried to escape from the passenger seat. But the suspects approached him and dragged him by the feet before shooting him, ”said a source. But no arrests have been made.
Minenhle Mkhize is the second ANC councilor to be shot dead within three months, following the assassination of Siya Mkhize, a candidate in ward 101 ahead of the November local government elections.
A source within the ANC said police had arrested a number of ANC insiders who supported eThekwini Speaker Thabani Nyawose as the next ANC chairperson in the eThekwini region.
“Siya was in Zandile Gumede's camp and today Minenhle (Mkhize) who was in Nyawose's camp was killed. We are shocked and do not know what will happen next as we look forward to the regional leadership elective meetings, ”said the source.
Mkhize won the by-elections after Ward 103 was ousted from the ANC in 2016 by an independent candidate.
ANC provincial spokesman Nhlakanipho Ntombela said they did not know the motive for Mkhize's killing as a councilor for the first time.
Some ANC leaders have also expressed concern that no arrests have been made in connection with the assassination of prominent party councilors in Durban since 2011. Among the long list of victims are Mr Wiseman Mshibe, Mpume Sibiya and Sbu Sibiya.
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