The National Freedom Party (NFP) on Sunday said it welcomed the arrest of a senior Harry Gwala District Municipality official in connection with the murder of former ANC Youth League leader Sindiso Magaqa.
On Sunday, it was reported that Harry Gwala Mayor Mluleki Ndobe and a second person had been arrested in connection with the murder.
ANC KwaZulu-Natal spokesperson Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu confirmed Ndobe's arrest to News24 while Police Minister Bheki Cele's spokesperson Reneilwe Serero also confirmed the arrest of the official to but declined to divulge the name.
Ndobe is included in the ANC KZN's list of candidates for the provincial legislature.
This brings to three the number of people arrested over his murder.