SACP leader and daughter, 6, killed in ‘cowardly’ assassination - party

02 July 2020 - 08:15 By Iavan Pijoos
SACP district secretary Siyabulela Siswana and his daughter were shot dead in their home in Mfuleni, Cape Town, on Wednesday evening by unknown assailants. Siswana's wife was badly injured.
SACP district secretary Siyabulela Siswana and his daughter were shot dead in their home in Mfuleni, Cape Town, on Wednesday evening by unknown assailants. Siswana's wife was badly injured.
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A Western Cape SA Communist Party district secretary and his daughter have been “cowardly” assassinated, the party said on Thursday morning.

SACP district secretary Siyabulela Siswana and his six-year-old daughter Banele were gunned down at their home in Mfuleni, Cape Town, on Wednesday evening by unknown assailants, spokesperson Benson Ngqentsu said.

“After sustaining severe wounds as a result of a hail of bullets, Siyabulela, his daughter and wife were rushed to hospital,” Ngqentsu said.  

Siswana and his daughter died in hospital while his wife is still fighting for her life, Ngqentsu said.

“The SACP in the Western Cape calls on our law-enforcement agencies to act swiftly and leave no stone unturned until the perpetrators are apprehended.”

Police spokesperson Brig Novela Potelwa said two men, who had their faces covered, stormed the house of Siswana, who was 44 years old.

“One of the suspects fired several shots at the occupants. As a result, Siswana and his daughter died,” Potwelwa said. “His 39-year-old wife was seriously wounded and is in hospital.”

Cases of murder and attempted murder were opened.

“The investigation that is unfolding is expected to determine the motive for the shooting.”


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