IFP Women's Brigade chairperson killed

2014-02-22 08:12

(Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban - The IFP Women's Brigade chairperson for Durban's Ward 40 was shot dead outside her home in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

Police spokesperson Thulani Zwane confirmed the death of Nonhlanhla Biyela, 32, at the KwaMashu hostel. The motive for the killing was unknown. Police did not know yet who shot her.

Inkatha Freedom Party provincial leader Blessed Gwala said: "What we know is that the chairperson of the IFP Women's Brigade in Ward 40 was shot dead last night [Thursday] after a memorial service held by NFP members."

On Monday night, Ntombi Mzila, who was a National Freedom Party branch leader, was shot dead at the KwaMashu hostel. This was preceded by a shooting over the weekend when two NFP members were wounded.

The ward is the only ward the IFP holds in the eThekwini municipality since the IFP's then chairperson Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi left the party in March 2011 to form the NFP.

Gwala called for calm in the wake of the killings.

"Our message is that people must stop killing, whether it is for politics or for crime. We call on IFP members not to act in retaliation," he said.

KwaZulu-Natal transport, community safety, and liaison MEC Willies Mchunu said he was disappointed at the killing.

He said on Wednesday night he had met representatives in a bid to avert any further violence.

"At this meeting, I was given an assurance by the top party leadership that they would all work flat out to put an end to these killings.

Each party made a pledge to engage its supporters on the importance of peace, particularly before by-elections at the hostel and the May 7 general elections.

"So this murder comes as a huge disappointment to me and my department which is working flat out to broker a lasting peace at the hostel," said Mchunu.

Read more on:    ifp  |  elections 2014
NEXT ON NEWS24X

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
11 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
The best-kept secrets of electric cars

The secret day-to-day benefits of driving an electric car.

/News
 

20 self-made teenage millionaires

From selling lemonade to building webpages, these young entrepreneurs made a pretty fortune!

 
 

Luxury living

Top 10 richest musicians of all time
10 most expensive cars In the world
10 of the most expensive things that will leave your jaw hanging!
Seven of the most expensive children's toys ever made
Traffic Alerts
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a tendency towards setting your expectations too high which will result in disappointment. Try not to let your thoughts...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.