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Hawks' investigate ANC KZN member's killing

2016-07-03 14:09

Johannesburg - The Hawks are investigating whether the killing of an ANC candidate councillor in Newcastle was politically motivated.

"We are not sure at this stage. During the course of the investigation we will be able to determine whether it was politically motivated," Hawks' Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said on Sunday.

The Hawks received the docket on Sunday.

KwaZulu-Natal ANC spokesperson Mdumiseni Ntuli said candidate councillor, Thembi Mbongo, was shot dead in front of her husband and children in their home on Saturday night.

Two unidentified men walked into the home between 19:00 and 20:00 and shot her. She died on the scene.

Ntuli said although there was no concrete evidence that it was a political killing, the party had noticed a trend over the past few months.

"The pattern of killings does imply that there is some political connotation to it, but it is difficult to confirm."

Mbongo was killed hours before her regional ANC branch was to have a meeting on Sunday morning, in preparation for the August 3 elections.

Mbongo had been nominated to run for councillor in Newscastle's Ward 6.


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