The murder of chief whip Nobhongoza is a blow to the ANC says Ngcukayitobi
ANC provincial secretary Lulama Ngcukayitobi has described the murder of Sakhisizwe Municipality chief whip Thanduxolo Nobhongoza as a great loss not only to the ruling party but to Cala residents as well.
On Saturday, Ngcukayitobi visited the slain ANC leader's family in Cala to pay his respect."We are not worried that he is dead, but how he died," he said. While Ngcukayitobi said three people had been taken in for questioning Nobhongoza's murder, the police could not confirm that.Ngcukayitobi described Nobhongoza as a loyal and dedicated servant of the ANC.
"Putting Nobhongoza as a chief whip in this municipality was a second intervention by the ANC using him. In 1996 he was put in as a replacement mayor and now we put him as a chief whip after the ANC in this council was not working."After hearing the news [of his killing] on Thursday I could not sleep as I knew that his death does not only affect his family but the people of Sakhisizwe and the organisation," Ngcukayitobi said.
Nobhongoza was killed by unknown number of people while walking to his neighbour's house on Thursday afternoon.On Saturday provincial police spokesperson Captain Mali Govender said the police could not confirm the arrest. Govender said she was struggling to get hold of Komani spokesperson Captain Namhla Mdleleni.
She also said the spokesperson tasked to handle enquiries Captain Khaya Tonjeni was unavailable on his phone.
The Dispatch also tried several times to get hold of Tonjeni but in vain.Mdleleni had earlier told the Dispatch that media enquiries were handled by provincial head office.
The Dispatch tried the entire provincial police communication division to get a confirmation of the arrest. However Brigadier Thembinkosi Kinana, Colonel Sibongile Soci and Govender did not respond...