IFP official killed in ambush
Zakhele Mazibuko‚ from the Inkatha Freedom Party’s uThukela district‚ was killed in an ambush on Saturday night‚ the IFP confirmed on Sunday.
The district’s publicity secretary was attacked between Estcourt and Colenso‚ shortly after leaving a party meeting‚ said Mkhuleko Hlengwa‚ the IFP’s national spokesperson.
“Heartfelt condolences to the family. #SilenceTheGuns‚” Hlengwa tweeted.
[Confirmation] Last night Comrade Zakhele Mazibuko, #IFP UThukela District Publicity Secretary, was killed in an ambush between Estcourt and Colenso shortly after leaving a Party meeting.— #SuspendFuelLevies🇿🇦 (@MkhulekoHlengwa) September 16, 2018
Heartfelt condolences to the family.#SilenceTheGuns.
Full statement to follow.
The details of the killings are still sketchy.
Hlengwa said more details would be released at a later date.
While it is not yet known if the killing was politically motivated‚ KwaZulu-Natal is currently awaiting the release of the report by the Moerane Commission of Inquiry into political slayings in the province‚ which finished its work earlier this year.
The commission’s report has been completed and is expected to be released by the end of the month.