Former ANCYL leader ‘shot 15 times’ in KZN

FILE PICTURE: Sindiso Magaqa. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Antonio Muchave)

Magaqa and two others were coming from an ANC regional meeting when they were accosted and shot.

Former ANC Youth League secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa has been admitted to hospital after being shot with two other councillors in uMzimkhulu, KwaZulu Natal on Thursday afternoon.

Magaqa and the two councillors were coming from an ANC regional meeting but were reportedly shot at a general dealer store.

He was the ANC Youth League secretary general before the league was disbanded in 2012.

ANC KwaZulu-Natal provincial spokesperson Mdumiseni Ntuli  confirmed that Magaqa, ward 11 councillor Nonsikelelo Mafa and ward 16 councillor Jabu Mzizi were shot.

“The three of them were together when they were shot. It happened between 5.30pm and 6pm. I am getting updates every hour. The leadership of the region is at the hospital dealing with the comrades,” said Ntuli.

The trio were at a general dealer in ward 11, said Ntuli, when the shootings took place.

“They were parked outside a general dealer when a red BMW came, people got out and opened fire on them and drove off,” he said.

He said that depending on the injuries sustained, they might be moved to other hospitals.

Ntuli said it had not yet been confirmed if the three were returning from a council or committee meeting in town.

The shootings follow the killings of three other councillors in the area the year.

The police were not immediately available for comment.

No deaths have been confirmed.

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