Deadly shooting at ANC branch general meeting in the North West leaves one dead and another injured

A 38-year-old man was shot and killed at an ANC branch general meeting (BGM) in Mothutlung in the North West near Brits on Sunday. A 30-year-old was hit by a stray bullet on the leg during the time of the incident.

Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone, police spokesperson, said: “According to information available at this stage, reports suggest that the 38-year-old man was outside of Mothutlung Community Hall where he attended a meeting. He was still outside the hall when a white BMW vehicle entered and stopped in the premises.

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“It is alleged that two occupants, wearing face masks, alighted from the vehicle and opened fire on the man. In the process, a woman was struck on her left thigh by a stray bullet. The suspects then jumped into their vehicle and fled from the scene,” he said.

Ofentse “Chippa” Nkomo was a community activist and was campaigning for new young leadership to take over the branch. His friend said he was doing a door-ot-door campaign recruiting young people to join the party with the hope that they would take leadership positions.

Paramedics arrived at the scene after the shooting and declared Nkomo dead on the scene and the injured woman was taken to hospital to get medical treatment. The motive for the shooting at the branch general meeting is unknown and people with information have been encouraged to bring the information forward.

Source: Sowetan Live, IOL, image from Sowetan live of Ofentse Nkomo

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