On Friday night, an eThekwini councilor candidate was shot dead in Durban, and a second person who was accompanying him was also murdered. Two more persons were hurt and brought to the hospital. Nhlakanipho Ntombela, ANC spokeswoman, verified the event. “Yes, we can confirm ANC candidate comrade Siyabonga Mkhize has been shot dead. We still do not know yet the details as to what happened,” said the spokesperson.
Col Thembeka Mbele, a spokeswoman for SAPS KwaZulu-Natal, said that the incident occurred at 6:20 pm in Durban's Cato Crest neighborhood. The victims, who were not identified in the statement, were sitting in their car following a door-to-door campaign. “The deceased are aged 40 and 46, and both died at the scene. The two who were with them were rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds,” the spokeswoman explained. At around 8:00 pm , she stated that the scene was still busy and that the motivation for the homicide remained unknown. Ntombela stated that the party will meet with Mkhize's family and local ANC institutions on Saturday and hoped to offer additional information thereafter.
According to the paramedics, two individuals were murdered and two more were injured. Details, according to ANC Provincial spokesman Nhlakanipho Ntombela, are very unclear at this point. Ntombela said the party would pay a visit to Mkhize's family on Saturday. The country is preparing for Local Government Elections on November 1st, and numerous politically motivated deaths have already happened. Three ladies were shot killed outside an ANC branch meeting in Inanda in September. In addition, ANC councillor Tshepo Motaung was shot in Mabopane, Pretoria, in September.
South Africa is no longer safe with the number crime rate that seem to sky rocket in the months of September and October every year, the government need to work very hard in order to make sure that the curve of crime rate is flattened where as of now it does not seem to be showing any signs of retracement.
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