ANC shocked by Mthembu shooting

2014-10-20 13:02
Jackson Mthembu (File: Sapa)

Jackson Mthembu (File: Sapa)

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Johannesburg - The ANC chief whip's office expressed shock on Monday at the shooting and wounding of party MP Jackson Mthembu during an armed robbery.

"We are disturbed and infuriated by this mindless and callous act of criminality and implore the police to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that those savage thugs face the full might of the law," spokesperson Moloto Mothapo said in a statement.

"We once again call upon all communities to partner with the police to root out criminal elements from our society as part of a collective endeavour to create a crime-free society."

Mpumalanga police said Mthembu was shot in the face while he was withdrawing money at an ATM on Mandela Street in Witbank on Sunday.

The ANC, however, said he was shot close-range in the chest and admitted to the Emalahleni private hospital where he was in the intensive care unit.

"Luckily, he was able to drive himself to the close-by hospital, where is under medical supervision," Mothapo said.

A case of armed robbery was opened.

The chief whip's office wished Mthembu a speedy recovery.

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