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ANC in KZN condemns targeting of its councillors

This comes after three Mzimkhulu councillors were shot last night and are now recovering in hospital.

Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal says the manner in which its councillors are targeted raises suspicion that there's an orchestrated plan to eliminate their public representatives.

This comes after three Mzimkhulu councillors were shot on Friday night and are now recovering in hospital.

Earlier this year, regional Speaker Khaya Thobela was gunned down for motives believed to be linked to politics.

At the same time, in the nearby town of Richmond, three councillors have also been murdered in less than two months.

The two towns fall under regions that have expressed support for presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Provincial ANC spokesperson Mdumiseni Ntuli says: “But the manner in which comrades are being targeted and shot at in those two times does create an impression of some coordinated and orchestrated plan to eliminate some of our public representatives.”