The Democratic Alliance (DA) in KwaZulu-Natal says despite their political rivalry, politicians must come together to address the spate of political killings in the province.
The party’s call follows the gruesome murder of uMgeni Municipality Chief Whip, Nhlalayenza Ndlovu. The DA councillor was killed in a hail of bullets at his home near Mpophomeni late last night.
While the motive for the killing is still being investigated, KZN DA leader, Francois Rodgers, suspects the incident could be linked to the municipality’s recent decision to put a stop to illegal electricity connections in the area.
It’s understood that two gunmen stormed Ndlovu’s house and fired ten shots, which instantly killed him.
They are still on the run.
Ndlovu’s wife, five-year-old daughter and baby who were in the home, all escaped the incident unharmed.
Rodgers says the violent nature of Ndlovu’s killing does not make sense, especially considering he was not aggressive or confrontational.
A special investigating unit that deals with political killings has since been assigned to the case.
Rodgers has called for more police resources to be mobilised to solve these highly-organised and premeditated crimes in the province.
Written by: Naomi Kobbie