A senior ANC official, Sakhekile Ndudula, in Bshibo, the capital city of Eastern Cape has been assassinated; after he was reportedly shot eight times by unknown gunmen.
His life was ‘wasted’ by the hoodlums on Wednesday outside his home at Cambridge West, East London.
Until his death, Ndudula was the chief of staff to Eastern Cape Social Development MEC Nancy Sihlwayi.
Meanwhile, the Eastern Cape government has also confirmed the painful demise of the chief of staff. Provincial government spokesman Sizwe Kupelo affirmed that the deceased sustained eight gunshot wounds.
Reacting to the ugly development; ANC Eastern Cape secretary Oscar Mabuyane said he felt bad about the death of Ndudula. He described his death as painful and devastating. He promised that the party will tirelessly help the police hunt down and serve punishment to the criminals behind Ndudula’s death.
Currently, a team of 12 forensic officers has been mobilized to the crime scene while the front gate has also been cordoned off with police tape.
Sakhekile Ndudula’s Killers Still At Large
In the mean time, the sponsor of Sakhekile Ndudula’s death is yet to be known; however, many believe that his death might be politically-linked.
A recent survey conducted by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) on public violence before the municipal elections indicated that in most of the 100 political attacks in the country since 2013, the ANC is involved.
The institution also found that KwaZulu-Natal has been the crime scene of most of these politically-linked deaths; with 44 attacks and 48 deaths. Trailing behind Kwa-Zulu Natal is Gauteng; the province has so far recorded 18 attacks, out of which 6 led to death.
Behind Gauteng are Eastern Cape, Limpopo, the Western Cape, Mpumalanga, North West and the Northern Cape.
Prior to the municipal election, a total of 12 ANC candidates have died in the latest killings – four in Pietermaritzburg, two in Newcastle and the rest from other parts of the province.