IFP member gunned down

2012-10-09 14:50

An Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) member has been shot in his car on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, the party has said.

IFP spokesperson Mntomuhle Khawula said Bongani Lushaba was ambushed in Oshabeni today.

Khawula said from the scene: “Somebody opened fire with an AK-47. The police told me it was an AK-47.”

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said Lushaba was shot several times as he entered the St Faiths Road from a secondary road near Mehlomnyama.

Naicker confirmed that 13 spent AK-47 cartridges were found.

Khawula said Lushaba had been a proportional representative candidate in the 2011 local government elections.

This was the third politically?related killing in the area in the past two months.

In September the ANC’s Oshabeni branch chairperson Dumisani Malunga and secretary Bheki Chiliza were gunned down after leaving a party meeting.

Khawula said Lushaba was not standing for any political post. A by-election was planned for the area following the death of the incumbent ward councillor.

Naicker said the motive for the killing was unclear and no arrests had been made.


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