IFP Women's Brigade chair shot dead

2014-02-21 10:19

Durban - The IFP Women's Brigade chairperson for Durban's Ward 40 was shot dead outside her home in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

Police spokesperson Thulani Zwane confirmed the death of Nonhlanhla Biyela, 32, at the KwaMashu hostel. The motive for the killing was unknown. Police did not know yet have a suspect in custody.

Inkatha Freedom Party provincial leader Blessed Gwala said: "What we know is that the chairperson of the IFP Women's Brigade in Ward 40 was shot dead last night [Thursday] after a memorial service held by NFP members."

On Monday night, a woman, who was a member of the National Freedom Party, was shot dead at the KwaMashu hostel. This was after a shooting over the weekend where two NFP members were wounded.

The ward is the only ward the IFP holds in the eThekwini municipality since the IFP's then chairperson Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi left the party in March 2011 to form the NFP.

Gwala called for calm in the wake of the killings.

"Our message is that people must stop killing, whether it is for politics or for crime. We call on IFP members not to act in retaliation," he said.

  • kalabafazi - 2014-02-21 10:30

    Campaigning - African style.

      Raymond Randall - 2014-02-21 11:08

      Why u not eating your chicken parcel ?? BOOM BOOM

      Jeremy Thewasp - 2014-02-21 11:49

      I didn't know you go to prison for shooting a chair? Serious?

      Mark Sims - 2014-02-21 11:50

      Buthelezi said something against number 1, Boom, Boom. SA election strategy. Ok, who is next?

  • Siya Ngcangisa - 2014-02-21 10:32

    KZN and political killings, I can trace it back to the early 90s. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

      Siyabonga Biyela - 2014-02-21 11:21

      This time its all happening in one specific location, the notorious KwaMashu Hostel. And its all between IFP and its breakaway NFP. These elections will not be peaceful at all

  • Patrick Mashaba - 2014-02-21 10:51

    Kwazulu Natal lack political tolerance . Every election period there are killings of members and leaders of political parties . Leaders of different political parties must teach their members about politics and tolerance . We can differ in political affiliation , the fact we are brothers and sisters . We mustn't allow politics to destroy our "ubuntu" . At the end politics is all about to choose leaders who will take our country forward .

      No Sugarcoating - 2014-02-21 11:02

      And yet it is the very political party that perpetrates this killings that will always call for tolerance.

  • Japie Matjila - 2014-02-21 10:56

    yah always KZN why they can't change this people

  • Stormy Naidu - 2014-02-21 11:01

    This is so unnececssary...long way to go to develop tolerance's every persons democratic right to support whichever party they choose...why is this not understood...

  • Sandile E Mchunu - 2014-02-21 11:16

    @Obed Gomes you must stop being stupid just because of those useless zulus who doesn't think and they are killing innocent people and now you come and claim ZULUS kill people after that we act as if nothing happened.mxm go to hell if you don't know what to say you better shut up....why must you use blanket approach while its clear that its individuals....

  • sihlenyamezela.motaung - 2014-02-21 11:22

    Uyahlanya wena Siloam obed

  • Luzuko Tosh Plaatjie - 2014-02-21 11:29

    i guess you are living in another planet Russell Orevend. the waterkloof killers are white, the bikers killer is white, 3 students who ran over and assaulted a black student at OVS Universirty are white. blame blacks for everything I suppose

      Jonathan Woods - 2014-02-21 12:12

      Luzuko I think you should check again the road rage killer of the biker is a Black African man. White people don't have strange names like his!

  • Trevor Sammons - 2014-02-21 11:36

    Politics. African style.

  • Mfumbayelangabi Silwane - 2014-02-21 11:55

    Kodwa Zul'omnyama kwenze njani????why kill each other?

  • Colin Traumatizer Zungu - 2014-02-21 12:09

    Now we have idiots here dragging the ANC into something that the ANC has nothing to do about.Anything that goes wrong even at your house you got the ANC to blame.The NFP was carrying a coffin with ANC colours the other day now they are burring their own members.What makes it so sad is that people geting killed are women.What type of a scum would shoot a woman and still be happy? IFP and NFP,only the "I" separates them.Both these organisations fail to face their members and tell them to stop killing each other because they have one blood.Oh we got ANC to blame so kill whoever you want!!!

      No Sugarcoating - 2014-02-21 14:28

      "Both these organisations fail to face their members and tell them to stop killing each other because they have one blood. Your comment stinks of tribalism (Zulu). you would have to include the ANC as the party is now controlled and led by people who are Zulu.

  • Anthony C. Onwudiegwu - 2014-02-21 12:44

    Political killings, this becoming too unguarded and not being met checks required to geting it under control. More disturbing is the reality that government seem to look away and pepetrators get at large or sent to jail with minimal sentences. Something real need to be done to discurrage this kind of killing It starts with government not checking community protest and burning of local gvt officials houses.

  • Bonisile Ndaliso - 2014-02-23 12:58

    Because of nincompoops like Russell Overend, we have more the reason to say kill the boers, chase them to the sea. We are sitting with a problem here, this is not the time point fingers, to racially classify murder with the intention proving that one race is better than the other. if you dont like it in SA, then get the f@#k out of here.

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