Sindiso Magaqa's family 'devastated' by his death

Magaqa and two other ANC councillors were shot in a hail of bullets two months ago.

FILE: Former ANCYL leader Julius Malema (L) and Sindiso Magaqa (R). Picture: EWN

UMZIMKHULU - Former African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) secretary general Sindiso Magaqa's family says they're devastated by his death, especially because they believed he was recovering well.

Magaqa and two other ANC councillors were shot in a hail of bullets two months ago.

His family says that the 34-year-old died of heart failure on Monday evening.

After having several operations and being in hospital for a few weeks, Magaqa’s family believed that he would return home.

His uncle Vuma Magaqa says that his condition took a turn for the worst over the weekend.

“He said he had a stomach ache and could not eat. On Monday, doctors called his wife and told her to get to the hospital urgently. They told her he had [suffered] heart failure.”

The former ANCYL secretary-general has been described as a born leader, whose first priority was always to take care of the people around him.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)