JOHANNESBURG: The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal says one of its councillors has been shot dead.
Sibuyiselo Dlamini, a member of the party’s youth brigade, was shot in Ulundi on Friday at an intersection while waiting at a traffic light.
IFP provincial spokesperson Blessed Gwala says the police are investigating the incident.
“We have consulted with the Minister of Police as well as the commissioner in the province and they are investigating the matter.”
The Democratic Alliance (DA) leader in the province has since conveyed his party’s condolences after both ANC and IFP leaders were gunned down on Friday.
“On behalf of the DA, I would like to send our deepest condolences to both IFP and ANC as two political leaders were gunned down yesterday. It was really a black Friday in [KwaZulu-Natal], but why we killing each other in this province. I hope police can for once do their job bakithi and make arrest and get culprits prosecuted, Zwakele Mncwango posted on his Facebook page.
There have also been confirmed reports that a former ANC councillor in Pietermaritzburg was shot dead outside his home on the same day.