Murdered Khayelitsha woman had stood as candidate in ANC council nomination

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A woman who stood for nomination as an ANC candidate for the City of Cape Town, but ultimately did not get enough votes, was shot dead.
A woman who stood for nomination as an ANC candidate for the City of Cape Town, but ultimately did not get enough votes, was shot dead.
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  • A woman who stood for nomination as an ANC councillor candidate in Cape Town was shot dead.
  • Phumeza Nomzazi was killed in Harare, Khayelitsha.
  • Police are probing the murder.

A Khayelitsha woman who stood for nomination as an ANC candidate for the City of Cape Town was shot dead over the weekend.

Ward 98 councillor Anele Gabuza said Phumeza Nomzazi stood for nomination, but fell out after not getting enough votes, and cast her vote for another candidate.

Gabuza said about two weeks ago he ultimately gained enough votes at the nominations to return as a councillor should the party gain the majority in the local government elections, scheduled for 27 October.

"It is devastating. It is bad," said Gabuza of the murder. "Especially since the news comes during Women's Month. The police must get the culprits."

READ | Cape Town ANC councillor shot dead outside home

Western Cape police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi said the shooting happened in Nkove Road, Harare, on Sunday.

"The victim sustained gunshot wounds to the body and was declared deceased on the scene," said Swartbooi.

Comment was not immediately available from the ANC's Western Cape media desk due to the staff go-slow over salary payments.

In June, Cape Town ANC councillor Nokuthula Bolitye was shot dead outside her home.

She survived an attempt on her life in 2020.


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