ANC KZN Conference Marred By The Death Of ANCYL Chairperson

PICTURE: Emocous Studio

DURBAN: Mkhize was coming back from the ANC KZN conference when he confronted with a hail of bullets.

African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal Youth League Secretary Thanduxolo Sabela has confirmed that chairperson of the ANC YL at the Coastal college campus in Umlazi, Bongani Usher Mkhize, has been shot dead.

It’s understood he was coming back from the conference when he was shot in Umlazi.

The chairperson of the ANC YL at the Coastal college campus in Umlazi, Bongani Usher Mkhize. PICTURE: Facebook

Meanwhile, Sihle Zikalala and Mike Mabuyakhulu have been elected at the ANC KZN Provincial Conference. 

Both Zikalala and Mabuyakhula have been leading the KZN Provincial Task Team which was appointed after High Court nullified the conference which took place in 2015. Zikalala has retained his position as chair of the provincial executive committee (PEC) as he was elected unopposed.

Nomusa Dube-Ncube also retained her position as treasurer as she was also elected unopposed. Mabuyakhulu has beaten Willies Mchunu to become the province’s deputy chairperson;

Mdumseni Ntuli knocked Super Zuma out to take the position of provincial secretary; Sipho Hlomuka beat Mluleki Ndobe and Bongi Moloi-Sithole to be elected as the deputy secretary.

More than 1 000 delegates from across the province, where the party enjoys the largest membership, gathered for the event from Thursday.

The long-awaited conference faced two court challenges, which threatened to prevent it from continuing as planned. However, it has managed to see the rest of the event through.