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EC police tight-lipped on motive for ANC councillor's murder

But it's widely believed Thozama Njobe, an ANC councillor, was killed in a hit.

FILE: Thozama Njobe, an African National Congress councillor at the Raymond Mhlaba Municipality in Fort Beaufort. Picture: Facebook.com

CAPE TOWN - Police have refused to be drawn on the motive behind the murder of a municipal official.

It is suspected that the murder is linked to internal party politics.

But it's widely believed that Thozama Njobe, an ANC councillor at the Raymond Mhlaba Municipality in Fort Beaufort, was killed in a hit.

She died in hospital on Monday night from gunshot wounds she sustained in a shooting.

The ANC in the Eastern Cape has confirmed earlier this month that Njobe's staff had been told of a plot to have her killed.

The party's Oscar Mabuyane says it is believed that the whistleblower is one of the hired hitmen who did not want to go ahead with the plan.

“We don’t know the issue that could be behind this or why there were people plotting to assassinate her. It’s a matter for the police to investigate.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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