IFP member narrowly escapes death on Weenen road

Mthoko Sithole’s car was shot at on Thursday afternoon.

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) members believe that political murders are resurfacing. This was after Mthoko Sithole narrowly missed being shot to death on Thursday. Whilst travelling along the R74 towards Estcourt, Mr Sithole came under fire from unknown assailants. His car was shot at, shattering the back windscreen.

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Mr Sithole’s brother was also a victim of violence, as IFP Constituency Chairperson Mthembeni Majola explains: “This incident is followed by brutal killing of his brother Mr Siphiwe Mbho Sithole who was shot and stoned to death near Weenen Combined School on February 4. His funeral was held on February 11.”

Mr Majola is concerned that IFP leaders are being targeted.

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“There is politics in these killings, and there is a list of IFP leaders and councillors to be assassinated through political infighting. We need provincial intervention in this matter; it is really serious and disgusting. Different opinions should not cost the lives of our comrades,” he concluded.

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Police have confirmed the incident. “The man, aged 29, did not sustain any injuries. Weenen detectives are investigating a case of attempted murder,” commented police spokesperson Captain Charmaine Struwig.

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