Municipal Elections 2021: KZN’s deadly politics likely to get bloodier

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Thulani Shangase.
Thulani Shangase.

As fears of political instability mount in the wake of the killing of two councillor candidates in KwaZulu-Natal, the IFP and EFF are concerned about high levels of intolerance.

EFF Msunduzi councillor candidate, Thulani Shangase, was gunned down in Caluza on Sunday evening, while ANC eThekwini councillor candidate, Siyabonga Mkhize, was shot dead in Cato Crest on Friday.

While police investigations were yet to reveal whether the killing of the two councillor candidates was politically motivated, the IFP said political intolerance was still rife in the province.

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