Residents of the notorious Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi want the military deployed in the area.
JOHANNESBURG – More than 10 people have been shot dead in politically motivated killings over the past eight months in the run-up to the 2016 municipal elections.
The murders that have been reported in the media have been plotted on the Google map below. The bulk of murders took place in KwaZulu-Natal.
Here is a list of all the murders we counted since October last year:
October 6, 2015 – ANC ward 10 councillor, Mziwendoda Mzi Ncwane, 52, shot dead in Maizeland, Umzinto.
November 20, 2015 – ANC ward councillor and ward 33 branch chairperson Fundisile Nqinelo, shot dead in Nkaneng, Marikana.
Decenber 17, 2015 – Zukile Nyontso, a 39-year-old bodyguard, shot dead in an attack on OR Tambo ANC regional chairman and Mhlontlo council speaker, Xolile Nkompela. He was killed in Bakhangele village outside Tsolo.
December 31, 2015 – Siphiwe Zulu, ANC ward 51 councillor, shot dead in Witpoortjie.
January 23, 2016 – Philip Dlamini, 68, and an unknown man were shot dead at an SACP meeting in Inchanga, Durban.
April 16, 2016 – ANC councillor, Zodwa Sibiya, shot dead at Glebelands hostel in Umlazi.
April 22, 2016 – ANC member Themba Tobo, shot dead at his home in Richards Bay.
May 16, 2016 – ANC councillor Bhekithemba “Thambi” Goodwill Nyembe and his wife, shot in Emasundwini, Nongoma. Nyembe was shot dead and his wife was critically wounded.
May 27, 2016 – ANC branch deputy chairperson in ward 23 Michael “Zane” Phelembe, shot dead in Pienaar, Mbombela in Mpumalanga.
May 28, 2016 – Simo Mcwabe, chief financial officer at the Mooi Mpofana municipality, shot dead in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg.
May 29, 2016 – Nathi Hlongwa, the ANC branch chairman, shot dead in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg.