Another ward candidate for the upcoming local government elections has been shot and killed in KwaZulu-Natal.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Msunduzi ward 20 candidate, Thulani Shangase was killed in the KwaCaluza area outside Pietermaritzburg on Sunday.

The EFF’s secretary in the Mgungundlovu region David Msomi says Shangase had been campaigning for the party.

“Yesterday (Sunday) we received a call from a family member saying our candidate councillor in ward 20 in uMsunduzi was shot down in Caluza area, he was visiting party agents and was on the ground campaigning for the incoming elections. We went there and when we asked people no one had a clue as to what had happened.”

Meanwhile, Msomi says the EFF will not be intimidated by the killing of their ward candidate.

“Because some people are not accepting that the EFF is here and that the EFF is  going to lead the municipality and it is going to win other wards. So other people are not accepting that. They want to make sure that the EFF must be scared, but we are not scared, we going to the elections and we are going to win these elections.”

ANC calls on police to swiftly arrest those responsible for the murder 

This comes after the murder of an African National Congress ward candidate, Siyabonga Mkhize in KwaZulu-Natal.

eThekwini ward 101 candidate Mkhize and another member were gunned down just after concluding a door-to-door campaign in the area last week.

Two others survived the attack. The ANC’s provincial spokesperson Nhlakanipho Ntombela says the party will continue conducting door-to-door campaigns especially in ward 101 – to ensure that the party wins the ward.

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.  

This is the second fatal attack on ANC members ahead of the November 1 elections. 

Siyabonga Mkhize’s family is struggling to come to terms with the murder: