Former ANCYL secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa dies

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Former ANCYL secretary general Sindiso Magaqa (pictured) is working as an ordinary member of the ANC at its Harry Gwala branch in KwaZulu-Natal.

DURBAN - Former ANC Youth League secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa died on Monday.



Magaqa succumbed to injuries sustained when he and two other ANC councillors were shot in July at a spaza shop in Mzimkhulu, south of Durban, in July.

The ANC issued a statement expressing its sadness at the passing of Magaqa, saying that he was part of a generation of young people in the ANC who fought tirelessly for the realisation of the vision of economic freedom.



The Economic Freedom Fighters also extended its condolences to Magaqa's family and friends, saying his death was an assassination for "political purposes".

"He is...  part of a generation that proclaimed economic freedom in our lifetime and endured political persecution for his unwavering and courageous association with the legitimate outcomes of the 24th National Congress [of the ANCYL]," the EFF said in a statement."

EFF leader Julius posted the following on Twitter:


Several commentators commented on the political killing.