Three EFF members gunned down in Ward 108 in Mfuleni last night

Fighters convey heartfelt condolences to families and friends of murdered members

EFF Western Cape conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the three EFF members who were gunned down in Ward 108 in Mfuleni last night

30 August 2023

It is with heavy heart and sadness to announce the untimely death of three politically active members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (Lubabalo Feketsha, Lulamo Siya Fatyela and Luyanda Mtsila) who were gunned down in Ward 108, Mfuleni in the Cape Metro Region around 10pm last night. The EFF leadership in the Province and Cape Metro Region were informed about this callous act and immediately rushed to the scene only to find two lifeless bodies of Feketsha and Mtsila on the ground whilst Fatyela died on arrival at hospital. A part of us has died with them!

Apart from being active EFF ground forces these three soldiers were also community activists who serviced and jealously guarded their community and its people. They were respected in their community for always fighting against any corruption of selling of plots, fighting against crime and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and actively fighting against drug dealing and alcohol abuse in their community.

It has been established that the aforementioned fighters were part of the Ward 108 Shukushukuma Informal Settlement Committee in Mfuleni and the committee had resolved to demolish the house of a drug dealer in their Ward and as a form of retaliation the drug dealer threatened them and subsequent to his threat all three fighters were later mercilessly gunned down.

These fighters were members of the EFF in good standing, community leaders, fearless ground forces and activists who died in their line of duty in service of their community. Their lives were cut short by the bullets of the enemy of the people.

We would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to their families, friends and loved ones with the hope that they will find solace in these difficult times.

May their Souls Rest in Peace.

Issued by Unathi Ntame, Provincial Chairperson, EFF, 30 August 2023