North West ANC official shot dead - Times LIVE
   
Latest
Fri Dec 09 15:28:43 SAST 2016

North West ANC official shot dead

Sapa | 2012-12-14 08:40:51.0
Gun. File photo
Image by: Gallo Images/Thinkstock

An ANC North West official was shot dead outside his house in Klerksdorp on Friday morning, said police.

“No other people were injured in the shooting.... A murder docket has been opened,” said Brigadier Thulani Ngubane.

Police were still at the scene.

North West premier Thandi Modise identified the victim as Obuti Chika, the party’s regional secretary.

“Police [should] not leave any stone unturned until those responsible are brought to book,” she said.

Modise said a number of officials in the province had been the target of violent crime in the past few weeks.

“The provincial government wants to know who is behind these assassinations [and attempted assassinations],” she said.

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said the shooting was a reflection of people fighting for positions in the party.

“People think if you are in a particular position you are an obstacle. They want to remove you.” 

Chika was from the Kenneth Kaunda region, Mantashe said at a televised business briefing.

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.
X