Kwazulu-Natal government says deputy speaker Mluleki Ndobe has died

Mluleki Ndobe was a former mayor of the Harry Gwala District Municipality and was linked to the 2017 murder of ANC Youth League leader Sindiso Magaqa.

FILE: Former Harry Gwala Municipality Mayor Mluleki Ndobe. Picture: Harry Gwala Municipality

JOHANNESBURG - Kwazulu-Natal deputy speaker Mluleki Ndobe has died.

The provincial government has confirmed his death, saying he passed away at his home in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police said that Ndobe was found with gunshot wounds at his home.

“When police arrived on the scene they found the body of a 45-year-old male with gunshot wounds. At this stage no foul play is expected,” said the police's Jay Naicker.

Ndobe was a former mayor of the Harry Gwala District Municipality and was linked to the 2017 murder of ANC Youth League leader Sindiso Magaqa.

He was arrested in March, however, all charges levelled against him were dropped after it was noted that there was a lack of sufficient evidence linking him to Magaqa's death.

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