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    ANC angered by ‘senseless killing’ of councillor and son, 17

    The African National Congress (ANC) in the Eastern Cape has expressed both shock and sadness at the brutal murder of ward councillor Fundisile Ranayi and his 17-year-old son.

    Ranayi and his son were killed at their Joe Slovo Park home

    Ranayi was a ward councillor for the ruling party at Ingquza Hill Local Municipality in Lusikisiki. Ranayi and his teenage son, Siyolise, were both shot and killed at their home. Gunmen reportedly opened fire at them at their Joe Slovo Park home on 16 September.

    The ANC has since made calls for law enforcement agencies to ensure the culprits are found and brought to book. Speaking about Ranayi, provincial spokesperson for the ANC Gift Ngqondi said the party was angered by the senseless killing, reports SABC News.

    We are angry at the senseless killing of one of the most dedicated and hardworking councillors in the province. Our hearts are with the Ranayi family, this is a tragic loss for the family, ANC, the community of Lusikisiki, and Ingquza hill municipality.

    We are calling on Law enforcement agencies to intensify their work to hunt down the perpetrators and bring them to book to the full extent of the rule of law,” said Ngqondi.


    On 3 September, it was reported that Saldanha Bay councillor Arthur Gqeba is in hospital fighting for his life. Gqeba was shot several times on Thursday, 1 September. He is reportedly in critical condition.

    Gqeba and another person were wounded after a gunman opened fire on them on the evening of 1 September. It was reported that Gqeba was shot eight times while in Vredenburg and was rushed to hospital.

    The Chief Whip for the African National Congress (ANC) in Saldanha Bay Zandile Komani-Nkohla said that upon arrival she found two of her comrades were rushed to hospital. Read the full story here.

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