WATCH | Cele visits family of slain EFF ward candidate in Pietermaritzburg

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Police Minister Bheki Cele was in Caluza, Pietermaritzburg, on Wednesday morning visiting the family of a slain EFF ward candidate, Michael Thulani Shangase.

Shangase was killed in the Herwood area, in Caluza, after returning from an EFF campaign meeting over the weekend.

The Kwanyamazane resident was returning from the EFF campaigning meeting in Dambula in Herwood when he was killed.

Cele, together with KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Lieutenant general Nhlanhla Mkwanazi, first visited the scene where Shangase was shot.

Cele’s visit follows growing concern over political killings in the province as the country edges closer to the municipal elections.

Cele will receive a full report from the task team investigating political related cases.

Police are investigating the motive for the killing.

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