Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) KwaZulu-Natal Premier Candidate, Velenkosini Hlabisa, has condemned the killing of its councillor, Mfanzo Nzuza. The 44-year-old was gunned down at his home in KwaMaphumulo on Friday night after returning from a door to door campaign in the area.

Hlabisa and IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi addressed an election rally in KwaMashu, north of Durban.

The rally was opened with a moment of silence. A prayer for the recent flood victims as well as for the 13 lives lost at the Pentecostal Holiness Church.

The party called for the speedy arrest of those involved in the killing of an IFP councillor.

Velenkosini Hlabisa the IFP Premier Candidate says: “We are concerned about the killing of our member and have requested police to speed up the investigations.”

IFP leader Buthelezi expressed concern about the huge number of parties on this year’s ballot paper.

“There are 48 parties contesting the elections. There have never been so many parties this means the nation is frustrated and voters need to exercise caution when voting.”

Buthelezi, who’ll be voting at the Mahlabathini Traditional court, has urged citizens to change the country by making their mark on May 8.