Threats Against Mapaila Must Be Investigated Urgently – Zweli Mkhize

Siboniso Mawandla | The Republic Mail

Speaking on eNCA, African National Congress (ANC) Treasurer-General, Zweli Mkhize, said threats against South African Communist Party (SACP) Deputy-Secretary Solly Mapaila must be investigated urgently.

It was reportedly that SACP’s Mapaila was allegedly the target of an abandoned assassination attempt. The party claims it has a video showing a man aiming a gun at Mapaila during Monday’s Chris Hani commemoration in Ekhuruleni.

However, Mkhize has come out strongly to condemn such attempts.

An image emerged on Wednesday morning after Mapaila was booed when he arrived at the ceremony on Monday.

President Jacob Zuma was at the event at the time, but left just after speaking and before the party’s deputy general secretary was due to speak.

The SACP says it believes that the people it calls thugs who wanted to commit violence wanted to repeat the assassination of Hani on the same day has he was killed in 1993.

Mapaila says the motive of this man is very clear.

“It was meant to either intimidate or shoot at me when I was speaking on behalf of the SACP at the event that was organised. It was completely unacceptable.”