Two more ward candidates attacked in KwaZulu-Natal- Police Minister

On Wednesday, Cele visited the areas affected by politically-related violence in the Pietermaritzburg area.

Last Friday, an ANC eThekwini councillor candidate, Siyabonga Mkhize, was shot dead in Cato Crest, while Shangase was gunned down in Caluza on Sunday evening.

Shangase was shot after returning from a campaign meeting in Dambula, Herwood.

However, Cele said Shangase was killed while he was having a few drinks, which is why he added that alcohol issues were a huge problem.

After a visit to Shangase’s family, Cele said:

Alcohol, sometimes, can be a generator of crime situations… sometimes very serious, such as this one, where we lost lives. Sometimes it is abuse and rape.

He said the government should come together to ensure that issues of alcohol and entertainment were controlled, in order to prevent loss of life.

Shangase’s case has now been handed to a police political task team.

At least six people have been killed in politically-related killings in KwaZulu-Natal.


Cele said there were two other people who had been victims of political attacks in KwaDukuza, but had survived.

“I know that the candidate of ward 36, KwaMashu hostel, is not staying at the hostel as we speak, because his life is under threat.”