ANC condemns attack on councillor`s home

ANC condemns attack on councillor`s home

29 May 2002

The ANC condemns the attack on the house of one its councillors in the strongest possible terms and call on the police to thoroughly investigate this matter.

The home of a Theewaterskloof councillor was attacked on Sunday evening by unknown gunmen. Police retrieved at least 26 spent cartridges.

ANC Councillor Phakamile Makaza, 39, said his wife, two boys, aged six and ten, and his 19-year-old nephew were at home at the time of the attack.

Several shots were fired at his house and car, as well as at a shack next to his house. Makaza said he was working night shift on Sunday evening when the incident happened.

Fortunately no one was injured. Makaza said his family took cover whilst the shots raged and bullets ripped through the walls, doors and windows of the house.

Said ANC Provincial Secretary Mcebisi Skwatsha: "The culprits must be brought to book. We call on anyone who has any information regarding the incident to come forward and hand it to the police."

Issued By:
African National Congress Western Cape

For further media enquiries contact:
Provincial Secretary Mcebisi Skwatsha 082-829-7452, or
Provincial Media Officer Gert Witbooi 082-570-9118.