Ruling Party Councillor Shot Dead In SA
An eThekwini Metro councillor has been shot and killed, the ANC confirmed on Monday.
Ward 99 councillor Mnqobi Victor Molife was killed in the early hours of Monday morning, sources told News24.
“The councillor was shot and killed. We will be issuing a statement shortly with more details,” said ANC KwaZulu-Natal spokesperson Mafika Mndebele.
South Africa has a history of political violence, including a culture of violent protests and political killings. Historically, the political killings largely target individuals holding political and occasionally administrative positions in government.
Presently, they are concentrated in the local municipal landscape, and primarily involve municipal councillors, who have been the target of more than 90% of all political assassination attempts in the past two decades.
violence is rooted in diverse drivers such as ethnic and tribal differences, and political intolerance.-Harelive.com