National 27.7.2016 10:52 am

ANC councillor candidate killed in Port Elizabeth

PHOTO: Facebook

PHOTO: Facebook

The pre-election slaughter of ward councillors has claimed another victim, this time in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.

A Port Elizabeth ANC councillor candidate, Nceba Dywili, has been shot and killed. Police spokesperson Constable Mncedi Mbombo confirmed the councillor was killed in Zwide on Tuesday night.

Dywili was an ANC councillor candidate for ward 4 in Walmer Township.

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On Wednesday morning, Dywili’s colleague, Marion Harning, published a Facebook post on his passing.

The post read: “Just yesterday…our cllr candidate for Ward 4, Walmer was doing election work in the community with Min Sisulu. Late last night he was gunned down …. oh how angry and sad we feel.. oh the many memories of serving the ANC together we share..oh his wife and children..oh all those whose lives he would have improved in Council..oh the waste, the pain, the cruelty.. Dear God..take our soldier of the people in your arms ..he joins all our struggle heroes who have gone before..rest in peace Nceba Dywili we will never forget you..”

Police were not immediately available with more details.

Local government elections take place in South Africa on Wednesday, August 3, and Port Elizabeth Nelson Mandela Bay municipality is expected to be one of the most closely contested of the country’s metros.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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