The African National Congress (ANC) in the Eastern Cape strongly condemns the brutal murder of Comrade Thembekile Somngwangwa, an ANC activist and one of the ward candidate nominees at Ward 30, Ingquza Hill in OR Tambo Region by thugs outside a community hall.
Comrade Somngwangwa was stabbed to death by a group of thugs outside the community hall after the postponement of the community meeting yesterday, Sunday 27th June 2021.
We are deeply worried that political differences are now being resolved through brutal killing , and no longer through established Congress movement traditions of political persuasions and robust engagements.This is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated. We would like to express shock and disgust at the latest killing. Our movement cannot habour thugs and criminals and they must be exposed and not be part of our organization.
Furthermore, we appeal to anyone that might have information around this barbaric deed to approach the police and provide necessary information
Although one person has been arrested, we call on the law enforcement agencies to ensure all those who are responsible for this callous crime are brought to book and sentenced to longtime imprisonment.
We send our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the Somngwangwa family, relatives, friends and comrades.
May his soul rest in peace.
ISSUED BY THE PROVINCIAL SECRETARY OF THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, CDE LULAMA NGCUKAYITOBI
Cde Loyiso Magqashela
ANC PEC Provincial Spokesperson
Mobile No :?0762479845/?0823059611
Cde Gift Ngqondi
Provincial Head of Communications
Mobile No :?0849519924 /?0848439706