KZN ANC vows to protect Thabiso Zulu after assassination attempt
Durban - While the blame game on who should provide security for whistleblower Thabiso Zulu continues, the ANC in Kwa-Zulu Natal says it is shocked by the attempt to kill him on Saturday evening in Pietermaritzburg.
KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala said they believed that political killings and violence in the province has subdued and the latest attempt was worrisome.
"We're very concerned about this situation because we thought that we had now stabilised as a province. We thought we had reached a point where issues of this nature are no longer there," said Zikalala in a statement on Monday.
Zikalala then promised an urgent intervention to deal with this matter and that support and protection will be provided to Zulu. He said the ANC in the province will be engaging with the relevant authorities to process such an intervention.
Zikalala added that the attack on Zulu undermines the ANC's efforts to bring about stability in the province.
Zulu is currently in hiding after discharging himself from the hospital where he was admitted after the shooting incident. He said he did that because he feared he could be poisoned or the assassins could come for him again while lying in hospital.
“The president is aware of my matter, he has been aware for some time. He was reminded again after the attack on me. I don't feel safe, I fear for my life even more now after the attempted attack on my life. But I will not retreat, the struggle against corruption will continue, I remain resolute and focused,” Zulu said from a secret location.