ANC eThekwini regional secretary shot dead

2011-07-12 07:21

ANC eThekwini regional secretary Sbu Sibiya was shot dead at his home in Inanda, Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal, police said today.

Brigadier Phindile Radebe said Sibiya, 40, was shot in his driveway at 10pm yesterday. He had just returned from his office in Durban.

“He was shot in the head and in his upper shoulder. His family heard the shots and ran into the driveway. The suspects by that time fled. He died as his family managed to get to his side,” said Radebe.

Police were not sure how many people were involved in the shooting.

A political violence task team would investigate the incident to determine whether the murder was politically related, Radebe said.

“We don’t know the motive, but cannot rule out that it might be politically related.”

No arrests have been made, she said.

Another ANC official, councillor Wiseman Mshibe, was shot dead in March this year.

At the time, Sibiya told media that Mshibe’s death was not politically motivated. He said it was not related to the 2011 local government elections.

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