August 31 2017 – AN ANC councillor in KwaZulu Natal, Kwazi Mkhize has been shot dead.
A terse communique from Mzi Zuma, ANC regional secretary for the Moses Mabhida Region, says Mkhize, who was the Ward 3 Councillor of Mkhambathini Municipality, was gunned down on Wednesday night outside the Nkanyezini Community Hall, where he had attended a meeting.
“He was r was gunned down around 19h30. A life cut short at 34 years of age,” says Zuma.
“We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to his family, his comrades in the ANC, colleagues in councils, friends and his community that he served with dedication and passion up to the last day.”
Police could not be immediately reached for comment, but unconfirmed reports suggested that the assailants remain unknown and no arrests have yet been made. – ANA