ANC candidate attacked in Durban

2011-05-17 10:35

 KwaZulu-Natal police are searching for a man accused of sending a hitman to kill an ANC election candidate, national police commissioner General Bheki Cele said today.

“We have arrested a man who tried to kill an elections candidate in Durban’s Newlands East yesterday. We are now looking for a person who sent him,” said Cele.

“We have been told that they were sent from Johannesburg to attack the councillor,” he said.

Cele was in Ulundi today to assess the police’s state of readiness for tomorrow’s elections.

He said the hitman wounded himself in a scuffle with his intended victim.

“We have been told that the ANC candidate saw that he was about to be attacked and there was a scuffle between him and the attacker,” said Cele.

The hitman was arrested.

The ANC was not immediately available to comment.

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