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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: News 24 by Jenni Evans.]

The murder of Mtubatuba councillor Philip Mkhwanazi was met with shock and sadness by colleagues and comrades on Monday.

“Reports received by the department indicate that Cllr Mkhwanazi died this morning in a hail of bullets fired by unknown assailants when he was outside his house in Khula Village near St Lucia,” said KwaZulu-Natal’s MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Sipho Hlomuka.

“As the sphere of local government in the province, we are saddened by the loss of yet another foot soldier in the battle to bring adequate services closer to our communities,” said Hlomuka.

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