Mantashe shocked by ANC killing

2012-12-14 10:08

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has reacted with shock to the assassination of a North West ANC regional secretary this morning.

Obuti Chika, the secretary of the Kenneth Kaunda region, was shot dead early today outside his house in Klerksdorp.

“I’m worried about Chika being killed, that worries me,” Mantashe told City Press.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said no other people were injured in the shooting. “A murder docket has been opened,” he said.

North West premier Thandi Modise confirmed the victim was Chika.

Chika was supposed to attend the ANC’s national conference in Mangaung as a delegate. There were conflicting reports whether he was a supporter of President Jacob Zuma or Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe for the ANC’s presidency.

The North West ANC was further rocked by the suspension of provincial secretary Kabelo Mataboge this morning. Mataboge is seen as the leader of the pro-Motlanthe faction in the province and survived an attempted assassination outside his home last week.

North West Cosatu secretary Solly Phetoe has condemned Chika’s killing which he said was “politically motivated”, and said the police should immediately investigate it.

He described Chika as a leader who tried to manage relationships among the ANC and its allies.

“It seriously tells you that the ANC in the North West is so factionalised that people are being killed. The ANC must take serious action in relation to these factions in the North West. It can’t be that everytime we disagree somebody must be killed,” he said.

Modise said the police “(should) not leave any stone unturned until those responsible are brought to book”.

She said a number of officials in the province had been the target of violent crime in the past few weeks.

“The provincial government wants to know who is behind these assassinations (and attempted assassinations).”

– Additional reporting by Sapa

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Autobraking: See just how good they are!

Just how good are automatic brakes on cars these days? Two VW models have been praised by top UK research centre Thatcham. Find out why...

 

Stay safe

Pro's and con's of accredited driver-training
Juvenile pillion riders? Play safe...
Need a family ride? SA's top Mommy Cars
Mom's driving-school dream come true
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a tendency to idealise and prepare for the future rather than face the present. Right now life is putting challenges in...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.