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IFP man shot dead in Durban township

2012-11-20 07:18

Durban - A 37-year-old Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader was shot dead in Durban's KwaMashu township, on Monday.

A crowd of about 400 people gathered where Sihle Menzi Biyela fell and died, and sang while the man's relatives cried, according to a Sapa reporter at the scene.

Several police officers secured the scene at KwaMashu's A-section while detectives examined it.

The man's identity was not released by police, but local IFP members confirmed that he was the party's "block chairman".

Three cartridge casings were seen lying next t his body while at least four gunshot wounds were clearly visible as forensic detectives examined his body.

Official police comment could not be obtained and it was not clear whether the killing was politically motivated.

Comments
  • nico.maponya - 2012-11-20 07:30

    Hooligans at it again,What's wrong with KZN?.Zulus killing each other for useless things.IFP is neither a rulling party nor an official opposition party,these people must go to school to upgrade their thinking capacity and STOP! this useless killings. What are they fighting for?? someone answer plssss

      luther.kingsley.5 - 2012-11-20 08:08

      Well this is not too strange in a country where the president openly mocked education and educated black people. Zuma said we must go back to the African ways... amazing that he is so backwards to say things like this in a modern world where education and intellectual progress is vital for survival.

      kala.bafazi - 2012-11-20 08:31

      Nico - Is this not justice "the African way"? There are a lot of so called leaders out there to eager to shoot their mouths off without thinking of the consequences of their utterences.

      justin.mettew - 2012-11-20 09:22

      Typical of @Luther and @Kala to blame Zuma! I guess Zuma has became the easiest route out of finding the real problem and solution.

      kala.bafazi - 2012-11-20 10:10

      Justin - If you took you hat and mouth piece off you would better see what is happening around you.

  • nico.maponya - 2012-11-20 07:36

    Hooligans at it again,what's wrong with KZN?.Zulus killing each other for useless things.IFP is neither a rulling party nor an official opposition party,these people must go to school to upgrade their thinking capacity and STOP! these useless killings. What are they fighting for?? someone answer plssss

      Annette Jacobs - 2012-11-20 08:15

      The IFP was fighting for the same reasons as we did for. We know what will happen to the country with such an majority rule like old NP and then the ANC.

  • faizieishlah.shabalala - 2012-11-20 07:39

    One good man one bullet. How come JZ is still alive

      marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-11-20 08:23

      Because JZ is not a good man!!!!

  • Martha1234 - 2012-11-20 08:35

    So very sad, a senseless killing, this is why I hate politics!

  • issa.kabudula - 2012-11-20 08:59

    We can not blame our past - the blame must go to our present. Let us be educated (not only by going to school) acquiring information which can help build our future. One day I asked my white friend that if his ancestors had the knowledge of our behaviour of monopoly, fighting, lack of humour and development initiative greed - would you segrigate & oppress us? He said NO. When I asked him of the reason for his answer - he told me that " we white people feared you people and the only way for us to gain peace is to isolate you but now no reason cause you don't know yourselves". I felt sorry that we don't know ourselves, which is true.

      alwyn.vantonder - 2012-11-20 10:19

      I have had this same conversation with a friend of mine.. The word "apartheid" means to be "apart".. They believed back then, that the best way for the white people to live, is to keep to their own.. Let me tell you, there are some "types" of people that I don't want to mix with.. and it has NOTHING to do with colour..

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-11-20 09:22

    ANC goons trying to ensure an ANC majority!!!

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-11-20 18:34

    Revenge killings, coming up soon.

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