IFP: two shots miss ex-mayor

2010-12-22 00:00

FORMER uMtshezi mayor Maliyakhe Shelembe has opened a case of attempted murder at the Estcourt police station after the vehicle he was travelling in was shot at on Monday night.

No one was hurt in the attack but two bullet holes in the car’s front door showed that the bullets narrowly missed Shelembe.

Shelembe suspects the attack to be linked to the leadership struggle in the Inkatha Freedom Party. He was recalled as mayor in October in a move widely seen as part of a purge of supporters of Zanele Magwaza-Msibi, who is challenging IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi for leadership of the party.

On the night of the attack Shelembe held a meeting to plan a rally to be addressed by Magwaza-Msibi in Okhalamba (Bergville) today.



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