We've got news for you.

Register on SowetanLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

IFP official killed in ambush

IFP official killed in ambush.
IFP official killed in ambush.
Image: Thulani Mbele

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.

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.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Register (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

Commenting is subject to our house rules.