ANC councillor gunned down in uMlazi

South Africa

An African National Congress councillor was gunned down in uMlazi, south of Durban, this evening.

Councillor S’bu Maphumulo, who was the ward councillor in ward 88, was shot dead just after 9pm.

At this stage, police are investigating the motive of the shooting. ANC spokesperson in KwaZulu-Natal, Mdumiseni Ntuli, confirmed that he was aware of the shooting.

Last year, shack dwellers movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo accused Maphumulo of using heavy handed tactics against members in their Silver City branch. The councillor was arrested and charged.

Several councillors have been killed in KZN in the last two years.

-Daily News

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