IFP member gunned down in KZN

2012-10-09 18:25

Durban - An Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) member was shot in his car on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Tuesday, the party said.

IFP spokesperson Mntomuhle Khawula said Bongani Lushaba was ambushed in Oshabeni.

Khawula said from the scene: "Somebody opened fire with an AK-47. The police told me it was an AK-47."

Police spokesman Colonel Jay Naicker said Lushaba was shot several times as he entered the St Faiths Road from a secondary road near Mehlomnyama.

Naicker confirmed that 13 spent AK-47 cartridges were found.

Khawula said Lushaba had been a proportional representative candidate in the 2011 local government elections.

This was the third politically-related killing in the area in the past two months.

In September the African National Congress's Oshabeni branch chairperson Dumisani Malunga and secretary Bheki Chiliza were gunned down after leaving a party meeting.

Khawula said Lushaba was not standing for any political post. A by-election was planned for the area following the death of the incumbent ward councillor.

Naicker said the motive for the killing was unclear and no arrests had been made.

  • johan.jacobs.33821 - 2012-10-09 19:16

    Faction killing well and alive again.

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2012-10-09 19:37

    How can we be a free and democratic society when so many simply kill/destroy anything they don't agree with? When and How will poor (or no) impulse control, acting on primal instinct, be remedied?

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-10-09 19:47

    Its so sad that blacks are still killing each other. We have adopted the politics of the stomach in our country and these killings will not stop until we have leaders who can lead. Former president Nelson Mandela managed to end the political violence in kZN. Mandela did it because uyakwazi ukucinga. The Marikana killings ,political killings in kwa Zulu Natal remind us about the apartheid era. Its unfortunate that our people are being killed under our democratic govt

      zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-10-09 20:51

      It's not blacks it's zulus look at madala dube, merafe hostels, noord taxi rank, mines, ifp v/s anc, contract killers in kzn all zulus. An illeterate zulu is a very dangerous human species. Think knobkerrie, sjambok, spear, panga, ndoko and this thing they drink and make them invisible so they say "NTELEZI".

  • Tim Elliott - 2012-10-09 20:47

    With a bit of luck all these greedy ANC/IFP politicians desperately looking for the feeding trough will all kill each other & normal hard working,tax paying citizens can get SA back on track!!

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