ANC branch leaders killed

2012-09-10 14:35

Durban - Two ANC branch leaders were shot dead on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast after attending a meeting, the party said on Monday.

The African National Congress condemned the shooting of Oshabeni branch chairperson Dumisani Malunga and branch secretary Bheki Chiliza.

"We are very concerned with the killing of our comrades. This is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated," ANC provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala said in a statement.

Shock and disgust

"We would like to express shock and disgust at the latest killing and we would also like to send our condolences to members of their families."

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane confirmed that the Mehlomnyama police were investigating the murders, and said no arrests had been made.

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) condemned the shooting.

Politically motivated

Chiliza was Numsa's South Coast chairperson.

"We... are suspicious that the murder of the two comrades is politically motivated," Numsa regional secretary Mbuso Ngubane said.

"We are deeply worried that political differences are now being resolved through the barrel of a gun, and no longer through established congress movement traditions of political persuasion and robust engagements."

In July, ANC councillor Wandile Mkhize was shot dead in a drive-by shooting near his home in Manaba, Margate. Nhlakanipho Shabane, who was with him at the time, spent three weeks in a coma before dying in hospital.

Two men have been charged with Mkhize's murder.

  • Gichumz - 2012-09-10 14:43


  • christopher.shining - 2012-09-10 14:48


      christopher.shining - 2012-09-10 14:50

      Cannot say I am to upset about this. Next time go for the big guns!!

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-10 15:09

      Not like we have a shortage of cANCer politicians.

      smalefane - 2012-09-10 15:34

      @Koos, you mean shortage of blacks?

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-10 15:37

      smalefane ~ Can't you read? Koos quite clearly wrote cANCer politicians. Those chips on your shoulders have turned into trees.

      rick.kabose - 2012-09-10 15:55

      smalefane - Not all blacks are anc scum boet

      christopher.shining - 2012-09-10 19:50

      @smalefane...and then what...they will give me a bottle of good whisky, as I will give them the addresses for all the anc idiots that is running this country into the ground. They can shoot all of them, It will make me a very very very very very very happy man.

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-09-10 14:49

    It's called eliminating the competition, ANC style.

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-10 14:57

    2 more cANCer's gone. Is this a bad thing?

      warren.rodel - 2012-09-10 17:38

      well it does kinda put a dampening an the constitution, they should have changed their votes instead. Oh well, condolences to their families, this sort of thing will slowly become acceptable to the public if it continues and then if they feel cornered enough they might have military law, that just does not sound like fun at all, shame poor Ferrel KZN. To those ANC members reading this, please sort you stuff out before more of you get hurt, I dont mind the violence - its great free entertainment for now but is getting quite a bit to read about on News24, yes its going to be in the light entertainment section soon, and then you might be forgotten.

  • sagin.verity - 2012-09-10 14:59

    I battle to feel empathy for anyone who has anything to do with the anc. The fact is, it is a good day for the country when any anc member dies.

      warren.rodel - 2012-09-10 17:39

      have to say, sad but true.

  • sanda.mnyazi - 2012-09-10 14:59


  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-09-10 15:04

    Who cares let them butcher each other, they're killing one another because of influential positions in government nothing else.

  • dnxumalo2 - 2012-09-10 15:07

    The ANC has been infiltrated by dangerous gangsters who will stop at nothing to get to the top till they run this country.

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-10 15:11

      Hahahaha now that's funny. So what else can you be sarcastic about?

      christopher.shining - 2012-09-10 15:12

      come on DA you can do it, don't spare any anc thieves!

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-10 15:13

      dnxumalo2 ~ No infiltration, they've been there all the time.

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-10 16:10

      "The ANC has been infiltrated by dangerous gangsters" - i.e. the ANCYL.

      warren.rodel - 2012-09-10 17:41

      yes ex members, part time members, full members, how much is it to be a member? what about a hobby? do you have a gun? This is an internal problem, the best way is to put another respectable party in charge, yes - in charge, not in power!

  • DrGonzoSA - 2012-09-10 15:26

    Constitutional democracy SA style

  • shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-10 15:34

    cry me a river

      warren.rodel - 2012-09-10 17:42

      no don't, its hot and I don't want you to suffer from DE-hydration. Remember your DA and smile!

  • Michael - 2012-09-10 15:40

    2 Down......

  • gladness.mashaba.33 - 2012-09-10 15:53

    They were killed bcos they are part of ANTI-ZUMA group

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-10 16:11

      ... or pro-Zuma.

  • wouldntit.benice.1 - 2012-09-10 16:00

    Uhm... good news?

  • kEnt256 - 2012-09-10 16:19

    While I don't share some people's enthusiasm for the loss of human life it certainly puts things into perspective. I mean, this paints a very grim picture of the kind of politics that the ANC is practicing. With that said, remember that the men that died had loved ones that they left behind. The violence is completely unnecessary

      warren.rodel - 2012-09-10 17:43


  • seun.mogotji - 2012-09-10 16:28

    Stupid is as stupid does. Leave those well alone who are not part of your little REGIME. They know better

  • aj.oosthuizen.7 - 2012-09-10 16:32

    They may have been part of corrupt party that is the ANC, I would never rejoice the death, (or even just be content) of another human being.. We are more humane than that, aren't we?

  • Njabulo.Ricardo.sambo - 2012-09-10 18:20

    whose nxt?

  • akshar.sookraj - 2012-09-10 18:31

    Well Now... Welcome to our world...

  • klasgoran.olsson - 2012-09-11 09:55

    Hey Consider what attitudes you mediates. Many of the comments here really makes me sad and scared. Yes, I am an outsider, but have been many times to SA. Made many friends there among all kinds of races, both in urban areas as well as rural. There are som many nice and polite people there, not matter what color. So please go on making the Rainbow-nation become real. From my values, one can never support murdering of any kind. It is very bad when somebody gives him the right to decide over another persons life. It is always wrong. You who applaud this tragic stories, what are you doing to make South Africa a better place? You should ask yourself: What can I do to make Madibas idea of a Rainbow nation come true?

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