Another ANC leader shot in KwaZulu-Natal
Ward councillor Kwazi Everlast Mkhize was gunned down after attending a meeting, his comrades say he has faced a barrage of accusations since his election
An ANC councillor has been gunned down in KwaZulu-Natal as political killings continue to ravage the province. Mkhambathini Local Municipality’s Ward 3 councillor Kwazi Everlast Mkhize was shot after attending a branch executive committee (BEC) meeting at Inkanyezini Community Hall near Camperdown‚ outside Pietermaritzburg‚ on Wednesday night. Mkhize was a new councillor‚ elected in August 2016. According to his comrades at the municipality‚ he has faced a barrage of revolt and accusations since his election. "Apart from a series of community protests he had faced since he was elected last year‚ he has also been accused of at least two rapes and a string of other things. This was merely a political thing as these matters never even went to court‚" said a source inside the municipality on Thursday morning. Moses Mabhida ANC regional secretary Mzi Zuma confirmed Mkhize’s murder and said he was gunned down by unknown assailants.