ANC eThekwini councillor nabbed for allegedly murdering two party members

An ANC A councilor in the eThekwini region has been arrested in connection with the murders of two party members.

The regional party said Monday that it had noted reports of the arrest of the councilor and suspects.

The arrests relate to the murders of ANC advisers Siyabonga Mkhize and Mzukisi Nyanga.

Mkhize was shot dead in October during a door-to-door campaign in Cato Crest in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), ahead of last year’s local government elections.

The councilor, who was a candidate for ward 101, was killed while with Nyanga.

ANC eThekwini has confirmed that the arrested counselor, Mkhize’s successor, was brought in for questioning by police before later being charged.

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The regional party said it wanted justice to be served to the late party members.

“While we understand and accept the principle of natural justice, that a person is presumed innocent until proven otherwise, we nevertheless call for justice for our fallen comrades. We stand with the families of our fallen comrades and we want to see justice done, “ANC spokesman eThekwini Mlondolozi Mkhize said in a statement.

“Every time a member of the public is murdered or robbed, our liberty is threatened.

“It is for these reasons that we urge law enforcement agencies to stand firm and act decisively to continue to eradicate the rogue elements behind the killing of innocent leaders and members of society in our region,” Mkhize continued. .

Mkhize has also indicated that the suspect will be replaced by a position counselor.

“We will be closely monitoring this case to the final stages. Importantly, we want to assure the public affected by the detention of the custody adviser that the ANC will deploy a public relations consultant to serve the public, ”he said.

Political killings

The ANC has been hit by politically-motivated killings, which have occurred regularly in KwaZulu-Natal, and there have been occasional attacks that have sparked politics in the Eastern Cape and Limpopo in recent times.

In January of this year, ANC ward counselor Minenhle Mkhize was killed just after returning home to Hammarsdale, KZN.

Mkhize had just arrived from Unit 6 where he was playing soccer when the incident happened.

Seven empty cartridges were found at the scene, according to the South African Police Service (Sapaí).

ANC member Godfrey Gouwe was shot dead on July 8, 2021.

According to RecordGouwe’s body was discovered by his 18-year-old son just a few houses away from the crime scene in Ga-Rankuwa.

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In a separate incident, two members of the ANC – one person – were shot dead while driving on Solomon Mahlangu Drive in Mamelodi.

Police said the pair were traveling from a polling station in Nellmapius when the incident occurred in August 2021.

The following month, three women – Ncamisile Shange, Beatrice Nzama and Philisiwe Jili – were also among them. gunned down during a driving shooting in Inanda, KZN.

The women were attending a meeting of the ANC committee to finalize the selection of candidates for the elections when they were killed outside a school in the area north of Durban.

Meanwhile, ANC adviser Tshepo Motaung shot 20 times in September 2021 on his way home to Mabopane, Tshwane.

Motaung had previously been murdered reported be politically motivated and connected to disputes over the selection of candidates for ANC advisers.

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