IFP calls for all-out probe into councillor’s murder

2011-02-08 00:00

THE Inkatha Freedom Party in KwaZulu-Natal has called for the police to leave no stone unturned in their investigation of the murder of a party councillor whose decomposing body was found at Nyoni on the north coast on Sunday.

According to police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane, councillor Simon Shange’s body was found on Sunday.

“Shange disappeared with certain people last Thursday and his whereabouts had been unknown. On Sunday his car was seen in the Maphumulo area with two occupants.

“The duo were arrested and, upon being questioned by police, they took them to Nyoni area where Shange’s decomposing body was found with some wounds,” Zwane said.

The suspects were charged with murder and kidnapping, as well as robbery. They will appear in the Nyoni Magistrate’s Court today.

Zwane said neither the weapons used nor the motive for Shange’s murder are known to the police.

IFP provincial secretary Dr Bonginkosi Buthelezi said they were shocked by the murder of Shange, “taking into consideration the current political turmoil in the province”.

“We appeal to police not only to concentrate on the apprehended suspects, but also to investigate possibilities of involvement of other people in the crime,” Buthelezi said.

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