IFP man shot in full view of police, media

2012-10-15 15:18

Durban - An Inkatha Freedom Party member was shot outside the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court on Monday, in full view of police and television cameras.

IFP councillor Mdu Nkosi said he was giving an interview after the appearance of four men in connection with the shooting of an IFP supporter a little more than a week ago at Durban's KwaMashu hostels, when the man was shot and killed.

"I was giving an interview when the journalist warned me and then I heard two shots," said Nkosi.

He identified the IFP supporter who was killed as Siya Dlamini.

According to Nkosi, a National Freedom Party councillor in the eThekwini Municipality was then arrested and bundled into a police van.

The NFP's provincial secretary Vusi Khoza told Sapa he had been informed of the councillor's arrest.

Police spokesman Colonel Jay Naicker said in a statement that Dlamini sustained one fatal bullet wound. He said a suspect had been arrested and a pistol seized. This would be sent for ballistic testing.

He provided no details about the suspect, but said he would appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court soon.

"Who will protect us if this happens right in front of the police?" Nkosi asked.

The four men appearing in court were arrested last Friday in connection with the shooting of Cebisile Shezi, 31, on 6 October.

Shezi, who was wearing an IFP T-shirt, was shot dead near the Thembalihle train station in KwaMashu shortly after Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa addressed IFP supporters at a sports field near the hostels in KwaMashu.

In a separate incident, a woman's face was grazed by a bullet. She was taken to hospital by the police.

The area has been tense since the abduction and killing of IFP councillor Themba Xulu by five men pretending to be police officers from the Pinetown police station.

No one has been arrested in connection with his abduction and killing.

National Freedom Party general secretary Nhlanhla Khubisa said he could not comment because he was not aware of the shooting.

  • andre.brink.982 - 2012-10-15 15:23

    And then we get angry when overseas people refer to South Africa as a violent country.

      Andrea - 2012-10-15 15:34

      formandzen, whenever I refer to the fat ones (dikgat) my posts are deleted. I should stick to calling them fat then.

      sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-10-15 15:51

      now thats some scary ish. human life value has been reduced to nothing, sad

      kala.bafazi - 2012-10-15 15:53

      Different Poly name, same old cr@p.

      sani.ghana.3 - 2012-10-15 16:02

      is this the start of another anc ifp bloodbath, its sad to see the people live with so much hate and violence

      james.m.wood.773 - 2012-10-15 16:06

      very reminiscent of the fighting between ANC & IFP pre '94

      johny.stront - 2012-10-15 16:08

      Well! Let the games begin!! Can't wait anymore!

      ab.normal.961 - 2012-10-15 16:23

      The problem with black politics is, they can't stand competition. There means of dealing with others opinions, still a hundred year or more behind the rest of the world. They selectively pick and choose what they want from the modern world, and call everything they won't accept as preserving their culture.

      saintbruce.bruce - 2012-10-16 18:33

      Ab Normal - an American friend of mine witnessed the killing of Patrice Lumumba. The man who shot him simply said: "In African politics the only good opposition is a dead one!" This is the African way and is unlikely to change so Andre.Brink is quite correct. The success margins of the ANC are getting less and tension is high.

  • azande.futhi - 2012-10-15 15:25

    Now this is becoming horrible. Our political landscape is getting more dirty and this poses a serious threat to the prosperity of SA.

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-10-15 15:30

      We're bordering on total anarchy under this Banana-Republic ANC regime!!!

      azande.futhi - 2012-10-15 15:33

      do you think this has something to do with ANC?

      kala.bafazi - 2012-10-15 15:56

      Azande - It has to do with political, racial, social, religious and cultural intolerances that are carried by what I believe is a small minority of people in this country. Unfortunately these minority are able to convince the large uneducated majority that this is the right way of doing things.

      grant.callaway.50 - 2012-10-15 15:58

      Just about everything bad in SA has something to do with the ANC.

      sani.ghana.3 - 2012-10-15 16:06

      kala bafazi i agree with you, we look at africa and see the same thing, africans killing africans, always in disagreemnt and hate with each other

      azande.futhi - 2012-10-15 16:06

      @grant, is that so? but the fighting in KZN is between IFP and NFP. @kala. bafazi. ja nhe. propaganda and incitement in-fighting to ensure unstable environment?

  • yrhonour.honour - 2012-10-15 15:26

    deep breath

  • peter.ndamase - 2012-10-15 15:26

    Political killings are complicated to be resolved by police. Political parties should help in identifying the criminals as they know exactly who they are, than to criticize the police. With all government contracts benefits, comes a whole lot of risks and threats of being wiped out.

      punungwe - 2012-10-15 18:33

      What's too complicated about identifying a shooter and arresting him? As long as the killer can be identified, it shouldn't matter what the motive is - robbery, politics, or whatever - all murderers should be found and made to face the law. Otherwise the justice system itself becomes a joke.

      kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-10-15 22:31

      Punungwe, in the land of our birth the police do not arrest any ZANU PF supporter who kills someone, goodness gracious me they will not even open a docket. If the murder is reported by an MDC supporter that person is then arrested for interfereing with the Police in the course of their duties. It appears very complicated in Zimbabwe and is becoming more so here because of the incompetence of the police.

  • jayb.bee.9 - 2012-10-15 15:28

    i wish if COPE was alive

  • louis.hager.12 - 2012-10-15 15:28

    This is what you voted YES for.

  • Andrea - 2012-10-15 15:29

    National Freedom Party. I don't see much freedom in this blatant disregard for human life. Condolences to the family of the victim.

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-10-15 15:29

    This is what happens when you set prisoners free in an already crime infested country.

      Andrea - 2012-10-15 15:38

      Yes, and shortly we'll be having another presidential pardon for criminals/crimes of a lesser evil. Thanks ZU, however sadly your ability to govern lacks proper leadership skills.

  • aijaman.pirlo - 2012-10-15 15:31

    Politics should be banned in Kwazulu Natal

      Andrea - 2012-10-15 15:42

      It should be banned altogether among the masses, they cannot think for themselves and whatever lonely, random thought that may happen every now and then, it is most unfortunate that they cannot think beyond the here and the now and the greed, envy and entitled midnight state of mind that rules.

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-15 18:45

      'Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it wrongly, and applying unsuitable remedies'.

  • jbooyse - 2012-10-15 15:33

    Shocking !!!

  • henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-10-15 15:33

    Keep on voting ANC people, Keep on voting! Viva!

      Poloyatonki1.lee - 2012-10-15 15:45

      ANC gave me my freedom.

      Andrea - 2012-10-15 15:55

      and endless poverty too.

      bradley.kecskes - 2012-10-15 16:06

      "FReedom" lol

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-10-15 15:36

    seriously who will protect us ?

      azande.futhi - 2012-10-15 16:07

      yourself joining hands with oneself else.

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-10-15 15:37

    *Gets popcorn* Watches them shoot each other.

      tracey.wheal.77 - 2012-10-15 16:10

      Grabs two cokes and sits next to hugh

      kala.bafazi - 2012-10-15 16:20

      I've got the beers, boerewors and charcoal!

      nyameko.somi - 2012-10-15 16:51

      Whos them?

      tazgames - 2012-10-16 13:32

      I've got the biltong. Hugh, Tracey, Kala & Taz - Beeeeeeeeg party

  • mshiniboys - 2012-10-15 15:37

    Police had a right to shoot the killers to save a life here.But no, they want to shoot children,women and miners.

      Malose-Nyatlo - 2012-10-15 15:46

      The miners are no different.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-10-15 15:55

      But miners are killers...

      azande.futhi - 2012-10-15 16:08

      @point, but miners were killed.

  • Mawela.Rabelani.Pilate - 2012-10-15 15:39

    We r no longer safe here in SA, God help dis country plssss

  • rontheogre - 2012-10-15 15:40

    Some people still cannot understand that living in a democratic country in Africa means that you can vote for and belong to any political party you choose to. Those that do not have the brain capacity to convince the opposition revert to killing. Barbaric to say the least.

  • mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2012-10-15 15:41

    I still insist that this is kzn proiblem and it needs kzn solutions. The rest of us has more important issues to worry about. All we can do is wish them luck in finding solutions.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-10-15 15:55

      Bring back the Cato Manor SVCU!!!!

      Andrea - 2012-10-15 15:58

      Ja, why don't they go on their own, like Orania? Please! The law should apply to everybody all the same, no matter who you are or where you live! The last thing we need right now is to have a seperate rule of law for each province, they cannot even enforce the ONE we have at present!

  • mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2012-10-15 15:41

    I still insist that this is kzn proiblem and it needs kzn solutions. The rest of us has more important issues to worry about. All we can do is wish them luck in finding solutions.

  • mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2012-10-15 15:41

    I still insist that this is kzn proiblem and it needs kzn solutions. The rest of us has more important issues to worry about. All we can do is wish them luck in finding solutions.

  • nyiko.ngobeni.5011 - 2012-10-15 15:43

    Zulus for u...

      milton.msomi - 2012-10-15 16:12

      ungathi kukhona intambo engagcobhozi ekhanda lakho

      Onke.Dali - 2012-10-15 18:10

      Even before 1994 it was them killing ANC members, now they're killing each other. KZN!!

      Mhlonso - 2012-10-16 07:28

      @Onke.Dali: You are mis-informed. It was the era of unrest. Allen Boesak is not IFP. Necklace was not mostly used by IFP. It was a black period of an eye for an eye with the HELP of the third force

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-10-15 15:44

    Do we have a police commisioner ? Or the post is still vacant ?

      gngaleka - 2012-10-15 15:53

      Not even a personal bodyguard can protect you from yourself Sithembiso

      Andrea - 2012-10-15 15:59

      Yeah, I'll resist commenting on this one.

      Tshilidzi Wa Ha Mukhovha - 2012-10-15 20:14

      Access the situation very carefully Sthembiso and you will see that police commissioner has nothing to do with the killing of that innocent man

  • Tshilidzi Wa Ha Mukhovha - 2012-10-15 15:45

    We can not put blame on the police,because everyone who was outside the Court where not searched. And I hope there was lot of people outside and the gun is very fast you pull it out knowingly you want to kills that person. May the soul rest in peace.

  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-10-15 15:52

    And our crime stats are down!! Killings are a way of life in this country.

  • issa.kabudula - 2012-10-15 15:54

    NFP is the product of IFP - so those who are in IFP must treasure themselves to have produced a party which is doing wonders in development in KZN, the same must be the NFP must also be proud to have IFP around them cause just yesterday they were together at meetings and why today we must be enemies? Lets grow - brothers and sisters, learn to respect other people choices, learn from other African states why kids, mother, father and relative are in different parties and they come together eat together and joke, assist each and give each other advices - politics is not of killing - politics is the tactic of beating other parties in votes, speeches, development and people support.

  • dean.cent.9 - 2012-10-15 16:05

    South African greed took over the opportunites of FIFA. FIFA and SA greed destroyed our chances of benefitting. China and the back pockets of SA poliiticans cheapen our products to such an expensive unusable degree. The Police are shown to be incapable. SA became part of the G20. We are systematically being destroyed by a leadership that adhere better to the story of "The Planet Of The Apes" although they are so incapabe they cannot even be that successful. This all stinks.

  • gerald.mphuthi - 2012-10-15 16:05

    Really now , what's wrong with this KZN people with so much killing

  • dean.cent.9 - 2012-10-15 16:09

    And the comments about our police force being fat is true. How on earth are they supposed to run and catch anyone? All they can catch is a KFC....err, a dead bird. Nice one Formandzen! Or maybe they can also catch a cold. the odd few are amazing but right now, the force is a national embarrassment. May the death come soon of this corrupt government and may those that have stolen from their country be imprisoned. You too you pathetic Malemic Malema low life.

  • nick.crossley.395 - 2012-10-15 16:09

    Thinking of violence and our future please have a look at It compares Heroshima to Detroit after 66 years, very interesting

  • dean.cent.9 - 2012-10-15 16:11

    Has anyone thought this? I was once told how he so looks like Zuma. Zuma has so many wives paid for by society he does now own - is it a possibility that a birthright moron could be yet another one of the many offsprings of a murderous rapist inclined sub-being?

      gngaleka - 2012-10-15 16:17

      I heard that your skelempie dumped you due to your bedroom short comings and you are blaming Zuma for that too mr Cent.

      nkululeko.mkhize2 - 2012-10-15 16:30

      What does your comment have to do with this story ?

      nhlanhla.maphanga.52 - 2012-10-15 16:32

      @ dean.cent, O stlayela sies!!!

  • jason.heineberg - 2012-10-15 16:11

    Why is it that politically linked people in SA seem to be so uneducated and violent (and I do think the two are related). Why can't leaders keep their members in line, politics is supposed to be civilized. Or is it really like "Oh, I know absolutely nothing about anything, guess I'll go try influence the running of the country". Surely being political leader should be a skilled profession, not something any idiot should be allowed to do?

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-15 16:24

    Tolerance is not well known between parties. Some days SA feels like the Wild Wild West and we all need guns?

  • David Steyn - 2012-10-15 16:28

    Respect for the law is non existent in the good old RSA. The police and law makers will have to firstly, earn respect and then enforce it to the fullest on all law breakers. At this moment the RSA is close to anarchy.

      dessa.juniortshabisto - 2012-10-15 16:49

      Correction, old RSA was not good. Unless ..., oh u white,my bad

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-15 19:02

      @ dessa, you did not finish your sentence, may I be so kind as to assist you, "Correction, old RSA was not good. Unless ..., oh u white,my bad .... (breath, brain, judgement, upbringing, choices in life) take your pick....

  • dave.ducker.3 - 2012-10-15 17:04

    Well if Mr Zuma fails to make the head vote of the ANC then we do not have a Zulu running the country. This as far as tribalness is concerned could be construed as a bit of a problem, which in turn could send us back to the dark days of the ANC vs IFP. Many things are in the pipeline lets just see what comes out or what stays in.

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-15 17:09

    It shows you how lttle respect the barbarians have for the police.

  • motlalepula.moloi - 2012-10-15 17:17

    Sounds like mafia gangs fighting for a territory, yet these are pelople who want to be our leaders. Politics in S.A. is left to barbarians. How absurd.

  • john.smit.121772 - 2012-10-15 17:17

    If apartheid was such a sin, what do you call the current corrupt, barbaric, useless and lawless regime?

      Justin Mettew - 2012-10-15 17:25

      Smith do not confuse things, politically motivated murders were at their height during apartheid (fuelled by the Apartheid gov). So quoting isolated (KZN concentrated) incidents will not make aparthied sound better, it was worse than this!

      Justin Mettew - 2012-10-15 17:39

      Smith do not confuse things: these kind of killings were worse during the Apartheid day (fuelled by the aparthied gov). Aparthied can NEVER be compared to any difficulty we (South Africa) face!

      Mjak8s - 2012-10-15 17:46

      You're such a sad case intellectually you moron. Ever heard of police death squads. Why don't you migrate to hell you stupid f**ck.

      maphuti.mphulo - 2012-10-16 13:36

      both of them are godless

  • morton.christie - 2012-10-15 18:47

    The nfp is a wing of the anc, it was created by and funded by the anc. to split the IFP. a modern day udf.

  • lwazi.magqabi.9 - 2012-10-15 19:15

    unbelievable just saw the killing on e news. this guy died like a dog..what has SA came 2 just fo the power hungry

  • Mike Mbongolo Purchase - 2012-10-15 20:12

    nice one andrez the mind just doesnt work there,never will.

  • Krishna - 2012-10-15 20:45

    God be with the deceased's family. May he rest in peace. Political intolerance has the potential to set our country way back. Life imprisonment for the offender.

  • willemc - 2012-10-15 22:54

    the New SA will only come to its right when the ANC stops ruling on the past and have a plan for the future!Stop telling us how bad the past was and start showing us what better plans you have for the future!

  • Mpotsiseng - 2012-10-16 08:49

    So Cops could not be proactive enough to see that the situation was getting out of hand... they always react. How can someone take out a gun and shoot another in full view of them and cameras?? HOW? where's the training here??

  • mfana.khuzwayo.1 - 2012-10-16 11:34

    SA is no exception, violence is everywhere, middle east, drug cartels in south america, extrimists in north africa, Dahhhh do I have so say more? What happened was nusty, but we cant use an incident to universally paint SA as a Violent country.

  • rob.tubbs.39 - 2012-10-16 19:14

    Outside the Court.... What were the Police doing 'munching on KFC' or having a 'lunch break' - come on. If you were a 'outsider' would you visit this country? I think not......

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