MK Party members shotTwo MK Party members shot dead by ANC members-Image Source@Zoomsouthafrica

In a tragic development, two MK party members were shot and killed in Katlehong, a region located southeast of Johannesburg in a fatal fight with ANC members.

Fatal Altercation Between MK and ANC Members Before Elections

This unfortunate incident unfolded just days before South Africans are scheduled to vote in the national elections, coinciding with the start of special voting. According to EyeWitness News, a conflict erupted last night between MK party members and those from the African National Congress (ANC) in the Thwala section.

The confrontation intensified, culminating in the shooting of two MK party members.

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Police Confirm the Deaths of Two MK Members in Katlehong Shooting

The Gauteng police have verified the tragic event. “It is reported that the two MKP members were shot and killed during a dispute with members affiliated with the ANC at the Thwala section,” stated police spokesperson Brig Brenda Muridili.

Police spokesperson Brenda Muridili mentioned that one MK member died at the scene, while the other succumbed to injuries en route to the hospital.

“One victim died at the scene while the other was declared dead on arrival at the hospital. One firearm and a knife were recovered at the scene. The motive for the incident will form part of the investigations,” she added.

According to the police report, one individual has been arrested in connection with the murders.

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Social Media Outcry Over Political Violence Before Elections

The deaths of the two MK party members have ignited concern and apprehension on social media, with many expressing dismay over the increasing political violence as elections approach. Here are some of the reactions from social media:

@ThamsanqaM88: Strange how people are willing to sacrifice their lives for a failed criminal named Jacob Zuma 🤔..It’s worrying ..!

@_MarangAletsats: Obviously ANC is involved. We saw how they shot at a 14yr old child in Juju Park. ANC leaders are thugs. May our MK comrades RIP.

@Aya_Muzi: They’re fighting for positions even before the elections. How much more after they discover they must share 3 seats in parliament. May their souls rest in peace.

@ZanRobinson2: It’s just the beginning. Politics is a dirty game.

 

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