Durban - Two ANC members have been killed in the run up to the 7 May elections, the party said on Wednesday.
Supa Zuma, the party’s secretary for the Moses Mabhida region, said Nkosi Nkwanyana was gunned down outside his home in the Mhlangandlovu area. Jabulile Ncalane, a party volunteer, was
Premier Senzo Mchunu said the ANC supporter was killed in the early hours of Wednesday morning in the same ward. “We were actually of the view that we could actually get to a point where we have no bloodshed,” he said.
According to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), the run-up to the elections had so far seen the least number of complaints received about the removal and defacing of political posters.
IEC chairwoman Pansy Tlakula said: “This time around we have had very few complaints, if any. The problem is down on the ground,” she said.
KwaZulu-Natal chief electoral officer Mawethu Mosery said 18 political parties would be contesting the election in the KwaZulu-Natal province and there were about 5.1 million voters there.