Crying: RIP 3 ANC Members Shot DEAD This Morning
The OnlineNewzBible has quite extensively reported on the prevalence of politically influenced killings in the country at recent times. The breeze of the 1 November local government elections which has swept over the country, has sadly coincided with deaths of many councillor candidates as internal African National Congress (ANC) squabbles unfold before our eyes.
With just 5 days away from the eagerly-awaited local government elections, the scourge of political killings has reared its ugly head again, with reports by the SABC, that 3 ANC members were brutally gunned down in Soshanguve, Tshwane.
According to ANC councillor candidate Tshepo Malefane, his uncle, Khehla Malefane, 42, was ambushed by assailants while in his car with a friend. This is in addition to other members from the same area who were brutally killed.
The killings have all the hallmarks of politically influenced hit, and this has made Malefane to go into hiding in order to protect his own life which is seemingly under threat.
Despite being chosen by the people to be a candidate councillor, Malefane stated that the death of another high-profile Councillor, Tshepo Motaung has demonstrated that people are no longer safe as the killing spree is seemingly unabating.
PHOTO: Facebook – Tshepo Malefane with DD Mabuza on the campaign trail.
“Personally, my safety is greatly compromised, as other ANC members are getting assassinated virtually every day of the week. Those who have association with me and the African National Congress are also greatly in danger. Hence, I feel that my life is not safe at all. Howver, I am courageous person and I am equally getting courage from my organisation to continue serving the people,” Malefane told the SABC.
Despite an outstanding investigation by the South African Police Services (SAPS), Malefane is supremely confident that those who want him taken out are “possibly associated with the infrastructure projects that are happening that are taking place around Soshanguve.”
Amidst the scourge of these political killings, neither the ANC nor the security apparatus has really done much to put a stop into the madness, and it is one’s opinion that if security is not tightened over the next few days leading up to the Municipal polls, there will be many more deaths.
By now, with more than 10 politicians in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and North West having been the victims of these heinous crimes, the State Security Agency – (SSA) must have already embarked on a project to investigate who are the people/groups/gangs that are hired to carry out these despicable crimes.
PHOTO: News24 – Witness giving evidence at the Moerane commission
It is a well-known fact that the Taxi industry has made itself notorious for carrying out hits, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal where a whole commission – chaired by Advocate Marumo Moerane SC was established in 2016, with the objective of investigating the genesis of the problem.
May the Soul of The Gunned comrades repose in peacefully.
What do you think needs to be done urgently to deal with this cancerous behaviour of political killings which is seemingly spreading to many partys of the country?
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An ANC councillor candidate in Tshwane, Tshepo Malefane, is in hiding following the murder of two residents and a local businessman. They were all members of the ANC's local branch in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria. #sabcnews
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