ANCYL branch leader accused of murder

2012-09-13 07:19

Johannesburg - One of the men accused of killing two KwaZulu-Natal ANC leaders is a local ANC Youth League branch leader, the party said on Wednesday.

"[Sifiso] Khumalo is the local branch chairperson of the ANCYL in Port Shepstone," regional secretary Mzwandile Mkhwanazi said.

Khumalo, 31, pleaded guilty to the murders of Bheki Chiliza and Dumisani Malunga when he appeared in the Port Shepstone Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) regional secretary Mbuso Ngubane said in a statement.

Chiliza was a Numsa Port Shepstone local chairperson and ANC branch secretary, and Malunga an ANC branch chairperson.

Mkhwanazi said Khumalo's co-accused, Samuel Cele, 34, pleaded not guilty and would appear in court again on September 19.

The two were arrested on Monday. Malunga, 42, and Chiliza, 39, were shot dead while driving in the Oshabeni area on Sunday, September 9.

Numsa welcomed Khumalo's guilty plea.

"What transpired in court this morning has vindicated our long held suspicion that the cold-blooded murders were politically motivated and well-orchestrated from within," Ngubane said.

He said the murders were triggered by squabbles over positions of power and government perks.

"It is very troubling that comrades can sit and plot, pull a trigger, and kill their own comrades because of self-centred ambitions and obsession with power and positions."

  • richard.barrett.739 - 2012-09-13 07:28


      patson.nedzamba - 2012-09-13 08:01

      That's all what ANarChy is all about. they are there to look after themselves in the name of the masses.

      jack.blacking.56 - 2012-09-13 08:22

      There is a simple solution to this problem, nationalize one of the mines and had it over to the people as a demonstration of their leadership and business acumen. I can guarantee you that within a year that mine will be out of production, workers will not have been paid, and all tangible assets would have been stripped and sold as scrap. And then to cap it all off, they will all rise and protest again blaming the whites for not helping them and how apartheid is to blame. That is unfortunately the mentality we're dealing with, too many uneducated fools in this country.

  • Squeegee - 2012-09-13 07:37

    Great description of the ANC: "It is very troubling that comrades can sit and plot, pull a trigger, and kill their own comrades because of self-centred ambitions and obsession with power and positions."

  • pws69 - 2012-09-13 07:48

    As predicted, the hyenas have reduced the carcass to almost nothing, and are now beginning to eat each other. I'm loving it. Poetic justice.

  • ignatiousmarekollemahlokwane - 2012-09-13 07:52

    KZN is where political Cowards originate....

      zwelithini.zikhali - 2012-09-13 08:34

      ungazodakwa lana, ngumbhedo loyo..

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-09-13 07:53

    This Anc yoooof leak should really be disbanded. The only solutions they know are violence and making things 'ungovernable'. What a bunch of thugs bereft of any reasoning and morals.

  • beki.khumalo - 2012-09-13 08:10

    What ever happened to ubuntu? Greed and corruption have long eroded good African principles in some, so much so that they resort to murder! This is not good, we need a moral regeneration program sooner than yesterday.

      jack.blacking.56 - 2012-09-13 08:30

      This country sadly doesn't have any leaders, Come on you telling me that Zuma is the best we can come up with?? and who’s next MAlema?? How very sad and pathetic, no charismatic, articulate, charming leaders. South Africa must have the dumbest government officials in the world!!

      beki.khumalo - 2012-09-13 08:41

      Let's see how Motlante will do. He's a sober minded and an intelligent being with a level head. There's still hope for SA.

      Johnson - 2012-09-13 21:32 - read this there is always a reason behind a story {what motivates who and why } bet you did not know that Lonmin workforce is actually contracted to Cyril Ramaposa - Guess what ? was he not the one who gave the verdict on Malema [ now you know why Malema is involved at Lonmin.....

  • Babalo Mpande - 2012-09-13 08:15

    Theres more to be arrested....I believe thats the way these guys were socialised.if someone is standing in your way kill him. it starts from the Top. im not surprised,this youth Cadre is not alone theres old man in this killing and plotting

  • Tim Elliott - 2012-09-13 08:15

    The ANC monster turning on itself like a cancerous organ.What unbeleivable savagery!

  • arthur.salvado - 2012-09-13 08:15

    There's too much money at stake. Got to get that money even if you kill people. Power power and when you get it, then steal the money.

  • Babalo Mpande - 2012-09-13 08:17

    Ignatias im sorry you not helping by pointing fingers u making things worse i guess the whole ANC is full of Thugs

  • jws.paterson - 2012-09-13 08:21

    On the bright side: you're still considered "youth" when you're over 30. Nice.

  • teleki.maker - 2012-09-13 08:23

    The demise of the ruling party coused by the anarchy.Future of this country within the hand of the ANC's pathetic leaders is clearly not ascertainable.Why should south africans still cannot see this.

  • richard.bailey.7165331 - 2012-09-13 08:33

    may you rot slowly!

  • wouldntit.benice.1 - 2012-09-13 09:26

    ANC idiots killing ANC idiots = good news

  • desertratbkf - 2012-09-13 10:20

    Its hardly a surprise. Every single one of them are criminals in one way or another!

  • dnxumalo2 - 2012-09-13 10:55


  • dane.jenkinson - 2012-09-13 11:01

    When did politicians start becoming gangsta thugs?

      Tony Lapson - 2012-09-13 14:41

      Probably when gangster thugs started becoming politicians?

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