Bolsheviks Party SA leader shot

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Published Apr 6, 2016


Johannesburg - Bolsheviks Party SA leader Seun Mogotji was shot and wounded at his home in Ntwane, Limpopo on Tuesday night.

According to Limpopo police spokeswoman Colonel Ronel Otto, the shooting happened at around 10.30pm. “He was closing his front door to go to sleep and that’s when several shots were fired by an unknown individual.

“He was injured in both legs – in his right and left thigh,” she said.

The 43-year-old was taken to hospital and was believed to be in surgery on Wednesday morning to remove the bullets. He is in stable condition.

Mogotji spoke with Jacaranda FM in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

He said the suspect, who is still at large, fired roughly 12 rounds at him and believes the shooting was politically motivated.

“I was hit twice and there is nothing that was stolen.

“That's why I'm saying it was not a crime, it's a politically motivated issue,” he said.

Otto said that the motive for the shooting was unknown and no arrests had been made. “It seems that a 9mm pistol was used and a case of attempted murder has been opened.”

Police are still investigating.

The Bolsheviks Party SA (BPSA) was born out of disgruntled members of the ANC who formed the party in opposition to the Limpopo premier at the time.

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