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09 April 2019
 
Mayor Sends her Condolences to Bereaved Families
 
DURBAN: Mayor Zandile Gumede decries the shooting and killing of three eThekwini citizens in separate incidents yesterday, 08 April 2019, which includes a husband to municipal councillor and a councillor administrator.
 
Yesterday, Mr Gumede, a husband to PR Councillor Nokukhanya Gumede from Intshanga was brutally killed in full view of the public in Pinetown.
 
In another incident, Bongekile Mjoli-Khema, an administrator to Ward 11 Councillor and an ANC Branch Secretary activist was attacked and killed in front of her family in Newlands East. Ms Mjoli-Khena owns a tuck-shop but nothing was taken from her shop, besides her precious life.
 
Also in Newlands West, a bus driver was ambushed while travelling alone in the bus, was shot in the chest and declared dead on the scene.
 
“We are worried and concerned about the spate of killings in our city. We call on community members to work with police in finding the perpetrators. Killers have no place in our society and must be condemned by all peace loving citizens,” said Mayor Gumede.
 
Mayor Gumede also sent her condolences to the family of Makhaye on their loss. “We were dismayed to learn of the passing of Mrs Linda Makhaye, wife to the late Dumisani Makhaye who was a freedom fighter and MEC in KZN,” said Gumede.
 
Mayor Gumede will lead a delegation of senior leadership to visit the bereaved families to comfort and pay respects as they go through this difficult period.
 
“On behalf of the caring city, I send my deepest condolences to all the families and we hope we will have lesser incidents as we approach Easter holidays and election date,” she ended.
 
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