Statement by KZN ANC:
The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal condemns in the
strongest terms the murder of its visionary and hard-working branch
chairperson in Ulundi, Comrade Makhosonke Msibi.
Comrade Msibi was sprayed with a hail of bullets at his Ulundi home on
Sunday evening right in front of his children. The incident happened
barely hours after he had just returned from a ceremony welcoming
hundreds of new members from the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and the
National Freedom Party (NFP) in Nongoma.
Comrade Msibi, 48, was one of the comrades who recruited thousands of
members for the ANC in Ulundi since he joined our movement. We have
lost a person who ensured that the ANC was on course to emerge as the
dominant force in the area generally and in particular at the next
election in Nongoma.
Considering that we are heading for the 2014 elections, the ANC is
deeply disturbed by Msibi’s murder as it happened in an area where the
ANC has in the past elections experienced intimidation from people who
felt threatened by our presence in their backyards, and unable to
contest in the battle of ideas.
We were convinced that the province has moved away from these barbaric
acts of political killings where ANC members are killed with the
intention of wiping them out. These political killings are an
indication of political bankruptcy and immaturity of people who have
been rejected by the people of our province.
The perpetrators should learn from history. These acts simple serve to
make us even more determined to entrench full democracy and free
political activity throughout KwaZulu-Natal.
We send our condolences to the Msibi family, comrades and friends. We
call for a swift and far reaching investigation to ensure that the
perpetrators are brought to book. Cde Msibi is survived by his wife
and three children.
Issued by the ANC
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