A prominent Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader from Zululand has been gunned down at Ulundi in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Samkelo Dlamini, an IFP chairperson from Zululand District was ambushed by unknown gunmen while driving on the main road in Ulundi.

The gunmen allegedly opened fire on his car and Dlamini sustained multiple wounds and died on scene.

Dlamini was also the party’s councillor at Zululand District Municipality.

The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal says is deeply shocked and saddened by the death of its Zululand leader in Ulundi in the north of the province.

Deputy National Spokesperson, Joshua Mazibuko says they do not want to speculate on the motive and they will wait for police investigations.

Mazibuko says, “Yes, KZN is engulfed in this assassination of politicians in particular, but up until now, as the IFP, we have never been victims of that unfortunate situation. So we don’t want to speculate whether or not it had to do with the on-going assassinations of councillors or it has to do with any other thing.”