ANC stalwart found shot dead near his home
Former ANC MP David Dlali has been found murdered near his farm in Matatiele, in Eastern Cape, the party said on Monday.
Dlali was found dead on Monday morning, spokesman for ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga, Moloto Mothapo, said.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of such a hard-working and committed servant of the people through a senseless killing."
Dlali represented Guguletu in parliament before joining the Ministry of Women, Children and People with Disabilities in 2009 as adviser to Minister Lulu Xingwana.
"He participated in various portfolio committees, such as provincial and local government, minerals and energy, and defence," Mothapo said.
Dlali was a former underground operative of the ANC's armed wing, Umkhonto weSizwe. He was born on January 23 1960 in Mount Frere.
He served in various capacities in the ANC in Western Cape, including as a member of the provincial executive committee and as chairman of the Dullah Omar region.
"The police must leave no stone unturned to ensure that the perpetrators of this heinous deed are caught and face the full wrath of the law," Mothapo said.
He extended condolences to the family.
Police spokesman Brigadier Miranda Mills said Dlali was found with gunshot wounds near his farm. No arrest had been made.
"We are investigating the motive for his death," she said.