A KwaZulu-Natal ANC Youth League leader has been killed. Sthembiso Mhlongo was shot at his home in Howick early on Thursday morning.

He’s the League’s deputy secretary in the Moses Mabhida region.  Region secretary Thembinkosi Zondi says two men knocked on Mhlongo’s door in the township.

When he tried to open for them, they started to shoot.

Mhlongo was taken hospital where he died.

The killing comes after ANC activist Lungisani Mnguni was assassinated in Camperdown near Pietermaritzburg on Monday.