ANC councillor becomes first fatality in VBS saga

Nov 28th, 2018 Sandisiwe Ntlemeza 871 Views

JOHANNESBURG: The VBS saga has claimed its first fatality after an outspoken ANC councillor, who wanted the party to account for corruption, was assassinated.

Ward councillor Thabang Maupa, 42, of Ward 5 in Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality, Limpopo, and his wife were ambushed on Monday night by unknown gunmen who shot them in their car.

His wife, 40, sustained injuries but Maupa died at the scene. It is widely believed that his death is linked to his public criticism of the ANC and Mayor Maudu Phokane, whose municipality lost about R280 million it had invested with the now-defunct VBS.