Buffalo City councillor's graft scheme ends in murder, mob justice and tragedy

Police are still looking for the son of a Buffalo City councillor, who together with his parents, is implicated in the murders of two traditional healers.

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JOHANNESBURG – Police are still looking for the son of a Buffalo City councillor, who together with his parents, is implicated in the murders of two traditional healers.

The women were killed last week, after one of them allegedly failed to pay a kick back to the councillor for a position with the Expanded Public Works Program.

Upon hearing the news on Friday, the community set the councillor’s house alight and the councillor’s disabled 17-year-old daughter was killed in the fire.

The police’s Hazel Mqala says one of the healers was able to identify her attackers before she died.

“But before the lady was taken to the hospital, she mentioned that she was sought by the councillor’s husband and his son, and quickly the lady was taken to the hospital for treatment. The following day the lady passed on.”