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AZAPO leader killed for “protection fee”!

Residents from Gugulethu are shocked after the death of Azanian People’s Organisation (AZAPO) Western Cape leader Mzimkhulu Zizi Nojozi. Zizi as he was called by his comrades died in NY2 in Gugulethu on Sunday 02 June in the evening when he was returning home.

AZAPO President Nelvis Qekema said the Nonjozi had told them days before his death there were boys who visited his home demanding money. Nonjozi was a court interpreter at the time of his death.

“A few days before his death, he told his Comrades that he was visited by young boys who demanded that he share with them the rent paid by the tenants in his backyard flats. That is called a ‘protection fee’ in thug language. Many people have died in the Western Cape townships because they refuse to be robbed of their meagre earnings by the thugs who terrorise the black communities,” said Qekema.

Nonjozi was a AZANLA Military Veteran who fought to liberate South Africa. Qekema said what angers him is that as freedom fighters they have been in jail and the bushes fighting for a free country.
“These are the children for whom he took up arms and put his life on the line. He successfully evaded the bullets of the enemy, but not of his children,” said Qekema.

Cops spokeswoman Anelisiwe Manyana confirmed the incident.

“Gugulethu police are investigating a murder case following a shooting incident on Sunday 02 June 2024 at Ny2 Street, Gugulethu, where a 63-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded.

“Police attended to the crime scene and upon arrival they found a man lying on the street with gunshot wound sustained to his body. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The suspect\s fled the scene and are yet to be arrested. The motive behind this incident forms part of the police investigation,” said Manyana.

She said anyone who may have information regarding the incident is kindly requested to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111

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