Police: KZN candidate alive

2011-05-19 09:46

Ndwedwe - KwaZulu-Natal police have denied reports that IFP local election candidate Msawenkosi Mahlobo died after an assault.

"He is alive and recovering from his injuries in hospital," the police said in a statement on Thursday.

Mahlobo, 53, was found lying on the roadside at Ndwedwe after an assault that left him with serious face injuries.

"Following media reports that he had passed away, police officers from Ndwedwe visited him at hospital yesterday [Wednesday] and confirmed that he is indeed alive," the police said.

IFP national organiser Albert Mncwango announced in a statement on Wednesday that Mahlobo had died.

"Godfrey Mahlobo is the first casualty of the 2011 local government elections. We offer our condolences to Mahlobo's family and IFP supporters at Ndwedwe," Mncwango said.

Mahlobo was contesting Ward 17 of Ndwedwe municipality.

  • Felix - 2011-05-19 10:25

    Zanu-PF style, I wonder who was responsible? Jokes, I'm pretty sure which party supporters are to blame. Get well soon buddy.

      saabnut - 2011-05-19 10:30

      Touche, Felix- I hope he recovers and identifies the thug/s that did it. Then again, that is the least of the battles- we still have to have a legal system that actually punishes...

  • CraigColinRoyMcLeod - 2011-05-19 10:57

    Wishing him a speedy recovery and that the people who did this are brought to justice.

  • Thabo - 2011-05-19 11:31

    I wonder how the 2014 national elections are going to be like

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