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Aspiring Ward Councillor killed in KZN


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the National Commissioner

PRETORIA - An aspiring Ward Councillor, Mr Michael Thulani Shangasewas fatally shot yesterday at approximately 17:00 in the Herwood area of Plessilaer in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal.

The Kwanyamazane resident was apparently returning from an EFF campaigning meeting in Dambula in Herwood when he was killed.

The motive for the killing has not yet been established.

We have mobilised the 72-hour Activation Plan which entails the mobilisation of specialized units such as Crime Intelligence, the KZN Political Task Team, Detectives and DPCI to ensure that evidence, intelligence and information, which can help track and arrest those responsible, is gathered.

In the meantime, we are appealing to anyone with information to please contact the SAPS on the SAPS CrimeStop number 08600 10111 or via the MySAPSApp. Informers may remain anonymous and all information will be treated with strictest confidence.


Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo
082 567 4153