DURBAN: The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has condemned what it says appears to be the orchestrated killing of one of its eThekwini Region leaders.
Thulani Nxumalo, who was the party’s branch chairperson in Ward 12 eThekwini in Kwandengezi township, was gunned down outside his home shortly after a branch executive committee (BEC) meeting yesterday, the party said on Tuesday.
ANC provincial secretary, Mdumiseni Ntuli, said he was “shocked and outraged by the mysterious murder” of Nxumalo. He described him as a peace-loving person.
“We are severely pained by the continuous killing of community leaders in the province. We dip our banner in honour of this fallen cadre of our revolution and commit ourselves to pick up his spear and soldier on with the struggle for the betterment of our people’ s lives, which he waged until his last moments.”
“I can confirm that Thulani Nxumalo was walking on foot in KwaNdengezi when he was attacked and shot dead by unknown suspect/s.”
ANC spokesperson in the province, Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu said Nxumalo, who was also a Community Policing Forum (CPF) member in KwaNdengezi, appeared to have been ambushed.
“He was gunned down while arriving home after the branch executive committee meeting. Although the information regarding his murder remains sketchy, it appears that Cde Nxumalo’s attackers hid themselves around his home and shot him several times on his arrival.”