ANC councillor dies after shooting

2012-09-27 15:55

Durban - An ANC councillor has died in hospital after being shot during a meeting in Welbedacht, near Chatsworth, in Durban, the party's KwaZulu-Natal branch said on Thursday.

"Comrade Mthembeni Shezi died at RK Khan Hospital at 09:00," provincial ANC spokesperson Senzo Mkhize said.

Shezi [also known as Msizeni Ximba], branch deputy chairperson Sbu Mpanza, and ward committee member Bulelani Mjoli, were wounded by two unknown gunmen on Wednesday night.

The gunmen entered the hall during a meeting and fired shots randomly.

Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Vincent Mdunge confirmed the shooting, at Imbaliyethu High School, and said the motive was not known at this stage.

Mpanza and Mjoli were in critical, but stable conditions in hospital.

Mkhize condemned the attack as "despicable", and said it was the latest in a series of apparently politically-motivated incidents.

"The ANC deeply condemns these killings, which seem to be well-organised," he said.

"We condemn it and we urge our law enforcement agencies to work tirelessly to bring those responsible for the attack to justice."

Shezi was a councillor and an ANC branch chairperson.

  • felix.feline.3 - 2012-09-27 16:01

    Hard life working in the mafia.

      george.pistorius - 2012-09-27 16:07

      They ask for it!!!

      Ritz40 - 2012-09-27 16:36

      On the report of Corrie Sanders some black people say he deserved it and all the white people are cursing them, on this report almost all white people say they deserve it, and black people will be unhappy!! What is going on in your mind if an unknown person to you( a father, brother, son of someone els) is murdered and you are happy??

      scebberish.umfazi - 2012-09-27 16:56

      This is truly sad news! Only one.......

      Ritz40 - 2012-09-27 16:58

      Only one?? WTF??

      Ritz40 - 2012-09-27 16:59

      Only one?? WTF??

      scebberish.umfazi - 2012-09-27 17:09

      Only one?? WTF?? That was my first reaction too.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-27 18:14

      Nice people the cANCer members, aren't they? Really educated and sophisticated type.

  • richard.bosmano - 2012-09-27 16:05

    Shame.Bit the bullet. This is no longer a surprise to anyone,anc type politicking. Same dung,different day

      hugh.robinson.56 - 2012-09-27 16:26

      So The ANC does have a mouth when they are directly affected by crime. Anyone would imagine that we lived in a crime free zone they way they act.

  • heathway.master - 2012-09-27 16:05

    What a tragic and terrible loss to the country. Every Politician in South Africa, only has the countries interests at heart, and it will prove the countries undoing, if such seneseless atrocities are allowed to continue.

      richard.bosmano - 2012-09-27 16:08

      Tongue in cheek ,yes?

      beverley.butler.7 - 2012-09-27 16:12

      Sorry I missed that story about "every politician in SA only having the countries interest at heart" - or did you mean their own financial intersts at heart?????

      heathway.master - 2012-09-27 16:24

      One has to be careful what one says on this site, and to disguise ones true feelings and opinions, as the editors seem to be adverse to anyone who tells it like it is. Anyway, absolutely not related in any way to this incident, I love music and my favourite song is Freddie Mercuries "Another one bites the dust"

      Ritz40 - 2012-09-27 16:38

      Are you happy somebody was murdered? Black or white does it make a difference? Corrie Sanders??

      scebberish.umfazi - 2012-09-27 17:00

      Ritz40, lets not confuse mercy killings with murder!

  • george.pistorius - 2012-09-27 16:06

    Good for him!!!

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-09-27 16:22

    I'm certainly not happy with what happened to the poor guy, but I do think that the only way our government will start taking note of how much crime is affecting the normal citizens is when it happens to those up top and their families. When people close to them starts getting hurt they'll understand that there's nothing to gloat about where the latest crime stats are concerned.

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-09-27 16:27

    You have to ask yourself , has the ANC begun to eat itself?

      scebberish.umfazi - 2012-09-27 17:04

      I hope not , toxic food can be a killer!

  • henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-27 16:38

    La Xhosa Nostra.

  • Erna - 2012-09-27 16:55

    This is their version of democracy and this infighting will be the death of the anc.

  • scebberish.umfazi - 2012-09-27 16:57

    Shezi [also known as Msizeni Ximba], The name on his offshore bank account?

  • scebberish.umfazi - 2012-09-27 17:15

    Shezi was a councillor and an ANC branch chairperson, how much you want to bet he was also a Malema supporter.

  • danie.smit.587 - 2012-09-27 17:34

    The outside Mafia members kill you to get in the Mafia inner circle

  • graham.horn.505 - 2012-09-27 20:30

    Any bets this was an ANC faction motivated shooting?

  • khuhbancoh.ngidi - 2012-09-27 20:35

    mmmmm bese kwenzenjan maqabanne ay nokho kubhlungu

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