The death of ward three councillor Kwazukwakhe Mkhize came as a shock to many. It makes one think critically of the danger behind taking a position of this sort. Mkhize’s death followed Richmonds ward councillor Sfiso Mkhize, who was also shot dead on his way heading home. The similarities between these two cases are disturbing.Mkhize’s death is the fourth murder case of an ANC official this year alone. Shouldn’t this be seen as a red flag that citizens don’t want to be under the leadership of the ANC anymore? Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu paved the way to democracy under the ANC but its seems as though the ANC has completely lost its way. Its leaders are ranked high up the ‘corruption board’. It does not stand for the same morals and values that were fought for 23 years back.The ANC’s leaders are looking out for themselves instead of the country and its citizens. But people are blinded because they want to believe that perhaps it will change, if President Jacob Zuma steps down. The unemployment rate spiked significantly this year as many people were retrenched and found themselves jobless because of the Presidents ‘mass reshuffle’ that led to South Africa’s economy to drown into junk status for the first time.Whilst heading to the 2019 presidential elections it does not look promising for the ANC candidates to take the hot seat as they are still unable to sort out their own party. How will they handle running the country again?