‘Ma­gaqa's mur­der linked to ANC's De­cem­ber con­fer­ence’

Sunday Observer - - NEWS - WAZULU NA­TAL - Times Live

KAs ru­mours abound that Sindiso Ma­gaqa's as­sas­si­na­tion was planned by his own "com­rades" in the ANC‚ his fam­ily have said that it has be­come hard to love the party.

The for­mer ANC Youth League sec­re­tarygen­eral was gravely wounded in a hit- style at­tempt on his life in July and died as a re­sult of his wounds last week.

Speak­ing at his fu­neral yes­ter­day‚ his un­cle‚ Rev­erend P. Tho­bela‚ said that his killers may be found within party ranks.

"We love the com­rades [the ANC] but when they do this‚ we are scared‚" he said.

Tho­bela said that the mo­tive for his nephew's mur­der should be viewed against the na­tional po­lit­i­cal land­scape. "Ev­ery­thing points to De­cem­ber [the ANC's na­tional elec­tive con­fer­ence]‚" he said. Ma­gaqa's friend‚ Les Stuta‚ said that the newly-elected Umz­imkhulu Coun­cil­lor was killed when he was on the cusp of ex­pos­ing cor­rup­tion."He came to me with doc­u­ments on cor­rup­tion around a com­mu­nity hall. We are here be­cause we lost him over a hall‚" he said.

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