ANC member killed

2018-05-17 06:01
PHOTOS: OMEGA MOAGIANC Lower South Coast Regional Secretary Mzwandile Mkhwanazi (left) has a word with Ugu Cluster Commander Major General Sthenyana Nxamangele.

PHOTOS: OMEGA MOAGIANC Lower South Coast Regional Secretary Mzwandile Mkhwanazi (left) has a word with Ugu Cluster Commander Major General Sthenyana Nxamangele.

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Cele said that he had assembled a task team to deal specifically with the murders which he said should be deemed as political. “There is a difference between common criminality and a political murder. In Cele’s [Sifiso]case it was only after everything was collected (cellphone and money from the house that they shot him. So if it was a plain robbery, there was no need to shoot him,” said the police minister.

Cele said that the task team assigned to the murders consisted of Hawks, Crime Intelligence and the Provincial Task Team. “Until we see someone in an orange uniform then a case has not yet been resolved. We want to trace back and see what we missed and what was done incorrectly in all these cases,” said Cele.

ANC lower South Coast regional secretary Mzwandile Mkhwanazi who was also a close friend of Sifiso’s said that the party was still shocked and deeply saddened by the news.

Mkhwanazi said as the ANC wished to extend their condolences to the branch members of his ward, the Cele family and the community and his ward at large.

“Cele and I were very close since the struggle days. Whenever he had problems he would call me and ask for advice, he was a humble man who loved his family.

“It really hurt me to see his mother crying when I visited his family on Monday. She was in pain and asked all the comrades to stop fighting.

“She urged us to find alternate solutions to our issues. One could tell that she spoke from a place of deep sadness,” said Mkhwanazi.

“We urge comrades and the community to be calm, we know it angers them to see people being killed so gruesomely.

“However, we urge them to allow the police to do their job,” Mkhwanazi said.

Ray Nkonyeni Municipality spokesperson Simon April said that the municipality was very concerned by these killings.

“The recent ruthless murderers of the three men in a tavern in Ward 29 towards the end of April, the brutal murder of Nombuso Mqadi in Frankland in Umzumbe and now this senseless killing of Sfiso Cele of Oshabeni in Ward 4 — these murders including the past ones do not augur well for our area in particular and the province in general of which they paint a picture of a cruel and violent society,” said April.

“Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sfiso Cele and all those who have been affected by these senseless killings”.

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