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ANC Eastern Cape shocked by murder of its Cllr - also a former Mayor at Cala

Nov 30, 2018
ANC Eastern Cape shocked by murder of its Cllr - also a former Mayor at Cala

The African National Congress (ANC) in the Eastern Cape on Friday said that it is extremely shocked at the brutal assassination of one of its councillors and the Chief Whip at the Sakhisizwe Municipality, in the Chris Hani Region.

"Comrade Thanduxolo Nobhongoza, 45, was shot dead whilst walking in one of the townships at Cala on Thursday," said Lulama Ngcukayitobi, ANC Eastern Cape Provincial Secretary.

"Comrade Tebla grew up in the youth movement within the ranks of the ANC in Cala and grew in stature to also serve in the PEC of the ANC YL.

"He served the ANC structures well including various deployments, one being a Mayor of Cala Municipality and also served as a Manager responsible for Community Services. He was killed whilst serving as a Chief Whip of the ANC in Sakhisizwe Local Municipality."

Ngcukayitobi said that the ANC in the Eastern Cape is still reeling from shock and "very devastated by this untimely death of a hard working cadre - forthright and uncompromising person".

ANC urges Eastern Cape police to urgently find Thanduxolo Nobhongoza's killers

"How we would have wished that police hunt and track down the criminal syndicate - blood thirsty vampires who would stop at nothing to pursue their ill intended activities and mission," he added.

"Our minds and hearts are with his wife, family and the entire community of Sakhisizwe, which is still as shocked as we are with the passing of this special cadre of our movement.

"We request that all and sundry should respect the family in their time of bereavement , and to allow the law enforcement agencies time and space to get to the bottom of this heinous crime.

"We will treat this time period with the sensitivity it demands and allow for law enforcement agencies the space to perform their work without interference."

Ngcukayitobi said that the ANC is calling on the people of Sakhisizwe and those, who have seen perpetrators of this heinous act to assist police investigation, so that perpetrators can be apprehended as a matter of great urgency.

On Friday, Eastern Cape police announced that they had assembled a team of seasoned detectives to track down Nobhongoza's killers.

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