EFF Candidate Thulani Shangase Shot Dead In KZN

The cold-blooded killing was first reported on Sunday night, but it wasn't until today that confirmation of the EFF candidate's death was made official.

EFF Candidate Thulani Shangase Shot Dead In KZN-SurgeZirc SA
Thulani Shangase

Over the weekend, an EFF candidate running in the Msunduzi Municipality for the 2021 elections was assassinated. Thulani Shangase, a Pietermaritzburg resident, was confirmed dead on Monday morning.

The candidate for public office is the latest victim of political violence in KZN. The incident occurred when Shangase left a meeting to answer his phone, according to security firm RTC South Africa: “On Sunday, EFF candidate Thulani Shangase was shot dead after briefly leaving a meeting to take a phone call in Pietermaritzburg.”

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The cold-blooded killing was first reported on Sunday night, but it wasn’t until today that confirmation of the EFF candidate’s death was made official. It is believed that this was a politically motivated assassination in Caluza, and Ward 20 in Pietermaritzburg has now lost a genuine candidate for councillor.

Police quickly opened a murder investigation and hope to resolve this tragic incident soon. Thulani Shangase was meeting with other party officials when he was killed by a hail of bullets. So far, no arrests have been made.

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