The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is KwaZulu-Natal is mourning the loss of their own.
Zakhele Joseph Mazibuko, Publicity Secretary of the IFP in the UThukela District, was killed in a hail of bullets on Saturday evening.
Mr Mazibuko was travelling between Estcourt and Colenso after attending an IFP district meeting when he was gunned down.
At the time of his passing, he was the Occupational and Health Manager at the UThukela District Municipality.
The IFP has issued a media statement calling for swift justice in apprehending the perpetrator/s.
“Whilst we wish not to speculate on the nature of the reasons of this tragedy but it is of serious and grave concern that the killing of politicians has become a permanent feature of the political landscape of KwaZulu-Natal. The slow pace of police interventions in curbing political violence is overwhelmingly worrisome,” said the IFP’s national spokesperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa.