ANC ward councillor candidate killed in EC

The ANC has confirmed its Nelson Mandela Bay candidate Nceba Dywili has been killed.


JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Eastern Cape has confirmed its Nelson Mandela Bay councillor candidate Nceba Dywili has been killed.

The ward 4 Walmer councillor was campaigning with Human Settlement Minister and ANC NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu yesterday shortly before he was shot dead.

The provincial party says it's still investigating the circumstances of the shooting and will visit Dywili's family later today.

The ANC's Mvuso Sicwetsha says: "I'm sure they're going to look at the issue and visiting the family. The information that I have is that he was shot but there are still determining details around the incident."

At least 12 political leaders are reported to have lost their lives in the run-up to the local government elections.

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko is today expected to report back on the work of a task team he set up, to investigate a spate of political killings ahead of the 3 August polls.

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