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ANC KwaZulu-Natal Councillor Bhekithemba Phungula shot dead


ANC councillor in KwaZulu-Natal Bhekithemba Phungula was shot dead on Tuesday evening, eNgonyameni.

Its been a dull day for the province as three teachers where shot on Tuesday morning going to work.

Phungula was a Ward 84 councillor and aged disabled man who walked with the aid of a walking stick.

He was “killed in a hail of bullets by unknown assailants at his Umlazi home”, said the party.

ANC eThekwini regional task team coordinator Mluleki Ndobe described the killing as “callous and cowardly”.

“The African National Congress in the eThekwini region is deeply disturbed by the shockingly vicious, callous and cruel murder of comrade Phungula. We implore the police to spare no effort to bring the perpetrator or perpetrators of this dastardly act to justice. There must be neither refuge nor respite from the arm of the law for the murderers of comrade Phungula,” he said.

The killing comes just weeks after another office bearer was killed in the north of the province.

Ethekwini ANC Youth League branch secretary Thamsanqa Kingdom Gcabashe was shot dead in the Hammarsdale area

Provincial ANC spokesperson Ricardo Mthembu said the party was deeply troubled at the latest violent incident.

“We have been observing these killings of our councillors and our leaders at branch and ward level. We are very much concerned. Our delegation, led by eThekwini mayor Mxolisi Kaunda, is still with the family. We will speak after that consultation has concluded,” he said>chaosafrica


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