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I Voted ANC to honour Collins Chabane - brother

2016-08-05 17:23
(Mpho Raborife, News24)

Malamulele - Collins Chabane’s brother voted for the African National Congress to honour the late Cabinet minister, he said on Friday.

“Collins would definitely have wanted us to vote for the ANC because he believed that the ANC was the only movement that liberated blacks,” Thembani Chabane said.

He reiterated his claim that his brother, who served as public service and administration minister, was assassinated and argued that if he were still alive, the Vuwani demarcation dispute would have been averted.

“We would not be having the crisis that is happening to us as the Tsonga people. He would have definitely fought for us.”

Chabane, his driver and bodyguard were killed when their VW Touareg crashed into a truck making a U-turn on the N1 outside Polokwane on March 15, 2015.

The truck driver, Amukelani Rikhotso, pleaded guilty to culpable homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol when he appeared in the Mankweng Magistrate's Court in April. He was sentenced to 6 years in jail on Friday.

“If he wasn't assassinated why then did he admit that he was guilty?” Chabane asked.

“Some members” of the ANC’s Limpopo provincial executive committee were behind the killing due to “political jealousy”, he previously claimed on Facebook.

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