update


WATCH: Police Minister Bheki Cele ‘won’t rule out political motive’ for latest ANC leader’s murder

Police Minister Bheki Cele at Margate police station Photo: Zimasa Mgwili

National South African Police Services minister, Bheki Cele says those investigating the murder yesterday (Monday) of ANC branch leader Sifiso Cele, will not be ruling out a political motive for the killing.

According to the minister, the robbery might have been a ploy by the gunmen to conceal the true motive for the murder.

The minister was speaking at Margate police station, after an intense four-hour meeting with Margate SAPS members, the Hawks and Task Team members from the commission set up to solve political murders in KZN.

 

ANC regional secretary Mzwandile Mkhwanazi speaks to Ugu Cluster Commander Major General Agnes Nxamangele

Sifiso Cele (42) who was the ANC LSC Oshabeni branch treasurer in the Ray Nkonyeni  Municipality sub-region, was shot four times at a house in Margate ext 3.

YOU MIGHT ALSO BE INTERESTED IN: Just In: ANC branch member Sifiso Cele gunned down in Margate

“Only cellphones were taken. No other items were stolen, the suspects left laptops, TVs and other gadgets, and this makes one wonder what their real motive was,” said the minister.

He added that he was determined to see that the perpetrators were brought to book. “It is worrying that no convictions have ever been made in connection with these murders. Political killings have been going on for far too long in this region and we should not rest until someone is wearing orange overalls.”

YOU MIGHT ALSO BE INTERESTED IN: Senior ANC Ward 5 branch member gunned down at Umzumbe

The minister also visited the crime scene , where he assured the family they would receive counselling.

 

The house where Sifiso Cele was shot dead.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Like the South Coast Herald’s Facebook page, follow us on Twitter andInstagram

For news straight to your phone, add us on WhatsApp 082 421 6033

  AUTHOR
Zimasa Mgwili
Reporter

Latest News

COMMENTS

Top
Next Story x
PICS: Ramsgate Bowling Club pros show ‘newbies’ how to play

Thanks for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

South Coast Herald


Get regular news updates sent directly to your inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites

SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter

SELECT your titles:

South Coast Herald

Get regular news updates sent directly to you inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

Subscribe Here
1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites
Your details:


Your friends: