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ANC councillor gunned down at meeting

By Nathi Olifant | 2016-12-02 12:35:26.0 | COMMENTS [ 27 ]

Political violence has claimed yet another victim in KwaZulu-Natal following the killing of an African National Congress ward councillor.

Umuziwabantu Municipality Ward 3 councillor Alwin “Ace” Houston was gunned down in Harding on Thursday evening‚ during a community meeting to appoint members of a steering committee for a pending project in his ward on the south coast.

Houston’s killing follows that of ward candidate Bongani Skhosana who was killed in July on the eve of local government elections. He had been was transporting scholars in his minibus when unknown gunmen opened fire‚ killing him in full view of the children.

Skhosana was replaced by fellow ANC member Sonengaliphi Maphumulo who is still under guard.

ANC spokesman in KwaZulu-Natal‚ Mdumiseni Ntuli‚ said on Friday the party was “lost for words after yet another killing“.

“People just kill others in full view of the public. The elections are over now why do we continue killing our comrades? That cannot be right.

“We are sad because this was also a community activist.

“We condemn this and we hope the police will do their job in apprehending the assailants‚” said Ntuli.

Umuziwabantu mayor Dixie Nciki‚ who comes from the same ward as Houston‚ said they were devastated by his death.

“It just leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

“Comrade Ace was not even a confrontational politician. He worked for the people and died working for the people. He recently oversaw the election of his ward committee which went well.

“I’m told he was in a meeting with members of the same ward committee where they were electing a steering committee to oversee the appointment of community members in an upcoming developmental project in the ward‚” said Nciki.

Nciki said Houston was the only minority member representing a very key community sector in his council.

“He lived for the poor‚” she said.

KwaZulu-Natal premier Willies Mchunu recently appointed a commission of inquiry into political killings after nearly two dozen councillors from several political parties were killed between January to August this year.

Police are yet to respond to queries about the killing.


- TMG Digital/Durban Newsroom







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"...He had been was transporting scholars in his..." ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ No @SowenLive no.....

2016-12-02 12:39:58.0 | 0 replies


"They say its the white man I should fear, but its my own kind doing all the k1llin here" - 2PAC

2016-12-02 12:43:27.0 | 0 replies


KZN again, this Mozambican province will not rest until we SA return this stolen province back to Mozambique

2016-12-02 12:44:19.0 | 1 replies


While we want to depot the illegal foreigners they had to do something out of the blue. That province is cursed

2016-12-02 13:26:56.0 | 0 replies


Ohhh...that time of the year when KZN plays its serious traditional games...

2016-12-02 13:02:01.0 | 0 replies


Zulus again,bunch of monsters and savages

2016-12-02 13:11:14.0 | 0 replies


Zulus again,killing a human being is nothing to them,is like killing a chicken to them.

2016-12-02 13:12:51.0 | 0 replies


They have no manners xem, just take a look at Scold, the most stup!d person on SL better than Sin

2016-12-02 13:27:59.0 | 2 replies


INTERLECTA - LOL! Are you buuutthurt? Did the evil white man tear you a new @sshole?

Last time I saw someone as salty as you, he was a salt-miner.

2016-12-02 13:38:29.0 | 1 replies


Sin - stop s*lking my ballz, my salt should be washed away when taking shower not by your tongue have manners but i do not blame you. Many people that try to look good s*** my ballz

2016-12-02 13:42:23.0 | 1 replies


INTERLECTA - That is nice. Now go play outside, the adults are talking.

2016-12-02 13:50:10.0 | 1 replies


This article is strictly for black people go away oral boy

2016-12-02 14:02:05.0 | 1 replies


INTERLECTA - No its not. Its an article of another ANC comrade who bit the dust. This is good news for all South Africans.

2016-12-02 14:31:09.0 | 0 replies


@INTERLECTA....Hahahahahaha....@s.cold is a master at his game, the only person who can beat him, its him..! And I blame the circus which was in town, when they left the town, they forgot to take @s.cold along, leaving him on our hands ,now we have a big problem to deal with biggest dunce I have ever seen...jases, the saddest part , he recruited @Dkok to join his useless show, and they matched perfectly..!

2016-12-02 13:43:54.0 | 1 replies


Lol what a hit

2016-12-02 14:03:00.0 | 0 replies


When corrupt ANC members know they will loose, they will kill,and they will even kill their own members!This is the Province where @s.cold and @Dkok are from,thats why they cant come out and condemn this senseless killing......*SMH*

2016-12-02 13:32:30.0 | 1 replies


They are best at running taxis in KZN were they can slaughter each other, they are a shame now especially with their rape thing and bad body odor

2016-12-02 14:05:05.0 | 0 replies


S.Cold and Skwa stop please Ballot paper and not barrel of the gun/spear

2016-12-02 13:44:51.0 | 0 replies


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2016-12-02 13:49:36.0 | 0 replies


this is what the anc has become. Infighting is good for all the other parties though

2016-12-02 13:52:56.0 | 1 replies


Why do you white people taint all black people cause of the behavior of that Mozambique province?

2016-12-02 14:08:49.0 | 1 replies


INTERLECTA - Why do you taint all white people, due to the actions of two coffin-dudes?

2016-12-02 14:21:42.0 | 1 replies


Sin - i never did that or do you forget when i tell you about brainy whites and white galfriends?

2016-12-02 14:22:55.0 | 1 replies


INTERLECTA - Are you denyng your own actions now? Why do you taint all Zulu people with your same s**tty brush?

2016-12-02 14:33:11.0 | 0 replies