ANC man shot dead in KZN, but motive unclear

2018-05-27 16:26
ANC flag. (Thulani Mbele, Sowetan, Gallo Images, file)

ANC flag. (Thulani Mbele, Sowetan, Gallo Images, file)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

An ANC member in Umzimkhulu in KwaZulu-Natal has been shot dead.

It's not clear whether the motive for the murder of Nkosikhona Maxhakaza was political.

The ANC's Harry Gwala Region Secretary Sindi Msomi said the incident happened on Saturday night.

"We heard that he was getting to his home and he was shot nearby his home," Msomi said.

"No one has been arrested."

She said that Maxhakaza used to be an active ANC member but had not been so for some time, since he began working as a community development worker.

As a result, the party was "not sure" whether he had been targeted for political reasons.

Comment from the police was not immediately available.

There have been a spate of political killings in KwaZulu-Natal recently, with President Cyril Ramaphosa calling for an end to the violence.

He said the ANC leadership was particularly concerned with the number of deaths in the Moses Mabhida region, where 14 people have been killed since 2017.

READ MORE: Ramaphosa calls for unity over KZN political killings

Political killings in KwaZulu-Natal have shot up to more than 100 since 2014.

The recent spate of killings comes as regional conferences take place in the province.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    anc  |  durban  |  political killings

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

HSE Manager

Cape Town
Tumaini Consulting
R550 000.00 - R650 000.00 Per Year

Cluster Financial Manager

Cape Town
Network Finance
R950 000.00 - R1 000 000.00 Per Year

SQL Reporter

Cape Town
Communicate Cape Town IT
R10 000.00 - R12 000.00 Per Month

Property [change area]

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.