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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Mail & Guardian by Paddy Harper.]

A KwaZulu-Natal ANC member believed to be a witness in the murder trial of the party’s Newcastle mayor, Dr Ntuthuko Mahlaba, has been gunned down.

Martin Sithole, the former treasurer of the ANC’s troubled eMalahleni Region, under which Newcastle falls, and local businessperson, Buthanani Golden Shange (63) were gunned down outside Shange’s shop in the Newcastle city centre. This happened at around 5pm on Sunday.

SAPS spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said the two men died immediately in the shooting. Three bystanders who were wounded were taken to hospital.

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