KZN deputy mayor murdered

2014-11-30 16:06

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Johannesburg - The deputy mayor of the uThukela district municipality has been killed, KwaZulu-Natal's co-operative governance department said on Sunday.

Bheki Mazibuko was stabbed to death in Bergville and details surrounding his death was still sketchy, department spokesperson Lennox Mabaso said in a statement.

The province's co-operative governance MEC, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, urged police to investigate the circumstances of the incident and take "concomitant action" against the perpetrators.

Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker confirmed that a case of murder was being investigated by Bergville police after a man was stabbed to death on Saturday morning.

Naicker, however, could not confirm the identity of the deceased.

"The incident took place in the Langkloof area at 02:00 on Saturday. The victim was stabbed in the neck," he said.

"Two suspects were arrested today [Sunday] for the murder. They are aged 25 and 26."

Naicker said one of the men was found in possession of a knife, suspected to be the murder weapon.

Police suspect an argument led to the killing.

The two are due to appear in the Bergville Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Dube-Ncube sent her condolences to Mazibuko's family and the municipality.

"The death of a councillor who is an elected servant of the people leaves a gaping void in the sphere of local government and this death has robbed us of one more foot soldier in our fight against poverty, inequality and unemployment," she said.

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