Family of slain ANC member want justice

2018-06-15 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedMaxhakana’s family were visited by KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Community Safety and Liaison Mxolisi Kaunda (second from left) and ANC members.

PHOTO: suppliedMaxhakana’s family were visited by KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Community Safety and Liaison Mxolisi Kaunda (second from left) and ANC members.

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MOURNERS at the funeral service of murdered ANC member Nkosinathi Maxhakana from Rietvlei in Umzimkhulu said they want justice to be served against the killers.

The 56-year-old Maxhakana, who was allegedly murdered while replacing a light bulb in his home on May 26, was buried at Rietvlei last Saturday.

Speakers said Maxhakana did not deserve to die in the way that he did because he was humble and down to earth. “There is not even a single day where I heard people talking negative things about him (Maxhakana). He spent his entire life helping poor people and neighbours,” one of the neighbours said at the funeral.

Maxhakana worked as a community development worker under the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs in Umzimkhulu. In 2007 he was employed as the Rietvlei ANC branch secretary.

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Community Safety and Liaison Mxolisi Kaunda comforted Maxhakane’s family during a visit to them two days after Maxhakana died. Kaunda was accompanied by other ANC members.

“My father was killed like a dog and we want his killers to be arrested and to rot in jail,” said Maxhakana’s eldest daughter Siphokazi.

A case of murder is being investigated by the Ibisi police station following Maxhakana’s death.

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