The ANC in Durban has regretted the death of its former deputy chair and comrade, Zibuse Mlaba. He was shot dead on Thursday 21 October.

FORMER ANC LEADER SHOT DEAD

The political party confirmed Mlaba’s brutal murder in an official statement on Friday. The ANC said the 65-year-old was shot dead in a storm of bullets in Cato Ridge, Durban.

The 109-year-old organisation added to the death was a humiliating assassination.

“We are deeply shocked and outraged by this senseless killing of our leader. We have lost one of the most dedicated cadres and community workers in the province,” the party said.

“Although the details are still sketchy at this point and the motive is still unknown, cadre Mlaba, 65, was shot dead in full view of the public and he died at the scene.

“The killing of cadre Mlaba has robbed the ANC of a disciplined leader who, over the years, dedicated his life to advancing the mass democratic movement agenda.”

ANC ASKS LAW ENFORCEMENT TO CATCH KILLERS

The statement concluded with a plea to the police to help arrest Mlaba’s killers, before a spirited send-off said ‘Ulale kahle qabane, we will pick up your spear and continue to serve the community for the attainment for a better life for all!!!”

“The ANC is highly disturbed by the assassination of its true revolutionary leader who [was] always guided by the great principles of the movement.

“While he was regent of the KwaXimba clan, in Ward 01 of eThekwini, Cde Mlaba challenged the traditional way of life in the clan and this led to his life being threatened on several occasions by warlords.

“The ANC sends its heartfelt condolence to the Mlaba family, friends, comrades, and the community of KwaXimba. The ANC remains with them even during these difficult and trying moments.”

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