ANC STATEMENT ON THE MURDER OF INKOSI ZONDI
It is with deep regret and a profound sense of loss that the African National Congress (ANC) has learnt of the passing away of Inkosi Mbongeleni Zondi.
Zondi, 39, was brutally assassinated this morning (22 January 2009) in Umlazi, South of Durban.
Zondi was a direct great grandson of Inkosi Bhambatha Zondi who led the historic rebellion against the British colonial rule in 1906. He was a loyal and active ANC member. He worked hard in drumming support for the ANC in Msinga and enjoyed a close relationship with the ANC President Jacob Zuma.
Zuma - on his own behalf and that of the organisation - extends his deep felt condolences to the family of Inkosi Zondi.
Inkosi Zondi, was a true democrat who facilitated for all political parties to have freedom of expression in the area of Msinga. He was a developmentalist who put his people first. His efforts bore fruits of a game reserve that not only continue to create employment but protect and preserve the environment.