EFF hails Sindiso Magaqa as 'fearless leader'

Magaqa was shot two months ago in KwaZulu-Natal along with two other ANC councillors.

FILE: Sindiso Magaqa. Picture: Faceboook

JOHANNESBURG – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has described Sindiso Magaqa as a revolutionary leader who stayed in the African National Congress (ANC) with the hope of renewing the organisation.

Magaqa was shot two months ago in KwaZulu-Natal along with two other ANC councillors.

He died of his wounds in hospital on Monday night.

The former ANC Youth League secretary-general was part of the top six with then ANCYL leader Julius Malema.

He was suspended in 2012 following a series of statements made against senior party leaders.

The EFF’s Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has called for an end to political assassinations.

“I want to recognise that he remained fearless, consistent and faithful to this generational mission until they decided to brutally take his life based on his political ideas.”

Meanwhile, the Hawks say that Magaqa's death is a serious setback as he was one of the key witnesses in their investigation into political killings in KwaZulu-Natal.

The unit is investigating a murder case and hopes to make a breakthrough by the end of this week.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)