The African National Congress (ANC) leadership in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) says it believes that those responsible for the death of the party’s councillor candidate, Siyabonga Mkhize, are within the ANC party.
Mkhize and another ANC member were gunned down in Cato Crest in Durban on Friday. The third person was wounded and taken to hospital.
The three were in a bakkie after campaigning in the area when they were attacked.
The provincial party leadership which visited Mkhize’s home on Saturday has called for interventions to curb criminal elements within the party.
ANC visits the home of slain ANC member gunned down during campaigning
Meanwhile, Mkhize’s family says it wants to see justice being served. Family member Richard Mkhize says they are distraught.
“We are saddened by his death, the way he was killed is so heartbreaking. We were not ready for this, he was always willing to assist the community. He was so young and his wife is young and he leaves behind such young children. What we want to see is the killers being arrested and brought to book,” says Mkhize.
Siyabonga Mkhize’s family is struggling to come to terms with the murder
ANC will not stop campaigning in Ward 101: ANC KZN leaders
The ANC leadership in KwaZulu-Natal says its members will not stop campaigning despite the brutal killing of two of its members at Cato Crest west of Durban. eThekwini Ward 101 candidate Siyabonga Mkhize and another party member were gunned down after campaigning in the area on Friday.
The ANC’s provincial Spokesperson, Nhlakanipho Ntombela says the party will continue to campaign especially in ward 101 – to ensure that the party wins it in the forthcoming local government elections.
“It must continue for us to restore confidence in our people. It must continue to ensure that they are not fearful. It has to continue to ensure that people do come out to vote on the first of November. There is a candidate and Siya is that candidate. He has to be voted in for us to win the ward so that we can go to by-elections. As the ANC leadership, we have the responsibility now to go to that area and convincing communities, conducting door-to-door to win their trust,” says Ntombela .
ANC calls on police to swiftly arrest those responsible for the murder
The ANC leadership in KwaZulu-Natal is calling on police to act swiftly and arrest of those responsible for the brutal murder of its members ahead of the local government elections.