Police unsure of reasons behind KZN ANC voting coordinator's killing


29 October 2014 - Some angry South Africans believe it's time to bring back former police commissioner Bheki Cele, the man who encouraged police officers to shoot to kill.

JOHANNESBURG – Police minister, Bheki Cele says there’s no confirmation yet that an African National Congress (ANC) member’s murder was politically motivated.

Nqobizwe Mkhize, a voting district coordinator on the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) South Coast, was gunned down in his home on Saturday.

Two other community members, Nathi Hlengwa and Sibonelo Hlongwane, were gunned down a few kilometres away15 minutes later. 

Mkhize has been instrumental in driving the party’s campaign in his district, which is part of the eThekwini region.

There has been a string of politically aligned killings in the province over the last years.

The latest incident led a visit from the police minister, who had been campaigning in the province during the voter registration weekend.

He addressed the community in a bid to reassure them.

READ: KZN ANC condemns killing of voting district coordinator, community members 

Cele says initial reports suggest the shooting wasn’t politically motivated.

Despite Cele’s visit, residents are worried.

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