Political violence is surging at the start of 2022. In the last two weeks, two councillors have been gunned down in various parts of KwaZulu-Natal. Now, ANC councillor, Nanziwe Rulashe, who went viral this week for being dragged out of her office in the Eastern Cape, has had gunmen open fire on her house.
Amathole district councillor Nanziwe Rulashe’s home shot at
Rulashe is a senior ANC Amathole district municipality councillor and mayoral committee member. She made headlines when a video emerged of her being dragged out of the district’s head offices and assaulted
While you may not have heard the name or be able to picture her face, you probably saw this video a few days ago.
Local police confirmed on Sunday that Rulashe’s home was shot at during the early hours of the morning. According to reports, a man managed to get onto the property and began firing shots through the councillor’s window.
Thankfully, no one was in the room where the gunman shot into. Nanziwe Rulashe’s two children were in the house and also escaped unharmed.
Police say no arrests have been made yet but an investigation is ongoing.
Political violence on the rise
The de facto home of political violence and assassinations? KZN.
The IFP revealed on Saturday that one of its councillors was gunned down outside his home on Friday night. Reginald Ndima was serving as the speaker of the Amajuba District Municipality in the province. Ndima’s killing comes one week after an ANC councillor was killed in the province.
The IFP announced Ndima’s death on Saturday afternoon and expressed its shock over the killing.
Ndima was reportedly shot and killed by several attackers while he was arriving home in Newcastle, KZN.
Ndima was elected speaker of the municipality following the IFP’s solid showing during the 2021 Local Government Elections.