According to reports, Zulu was ambushed by unknown gunmen on his way home from work. Assailants allegedly blocked the municipal vehicle he was travelling in and fired several shots at him. About 15 shots were allegedly fired which grazed him and left him injured. The other two occupants of the vehicle escaped unharmed.
Zulu’s assassination attempt happens hot on the heels of the murder of IFP councillor Mthembeni Majola who was ambushed and killed last week Friday. Majola was a councillor at Inkosi Langalibalele municipality in the same region. His killers have not been caught.
KZN Cogta MEC Sipho Hlomuka described the attempt on Zulu’s life as senseless, saying: “Violence and murder directed at public representatives is a worrying trend needing urgent attention.”
Provincial police spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbhele confirmed the incident.
“Police are investigating a case of attempted murder after uKhahlamba municipal councillor was shot at by unknown gunmen. According to information at our disposal he was travelling together with two passengers in the Toyota Fortuner when they were ambushed by gunmen at Magaba reserve near Bergville. No arrests have been made and police are investigating,” said Mbhele.