Inanda killings: Daughter says mom was killed 'like a dog'

Inanda killings: Daughter says mom was killed 'like a dog'

The daughter of one of the women killed in a drive-by shooting in Inanda says her mother only wanted to exercise her democratic right.

Police Minister Bheki Cele drive-by shooting in Inanda
Police Ministry: Lirandzu Themba

Ncami Shange, Beatrice Nzama and Philisiwe Jili were killed when gunmen opened fire on a group of people on Saturday outside a local primary school.

They'd been attending an African National Congress (ANC) meeting to finalise candidates for the November 1st elections.

Shange's 15-year-old daughter Sbahle Shange sat quietly with her head down when Police Minister Bheki Cele spoke with members of her family during a visit on Tuesday.

Sbahle later told Newswatch that her mother, who has two other children, had gone to the school as a community member to vote for a Ward candidate.

She says they didn't think they'd never see her again.

"She was killed just like a dog, like a gangster who was a wanted person. My mom never wronged anyone. She just wanted to vote for her rights.

"Now we are orphans, we have nobody in this world and we don't know how we are going to live with our mom."

Cele told reporters that detectives had strong leads in the case and that it had been taken over by the task team investigating political killings.


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