Durban – The men who publicly alleged that uncovering corruption might have led to the murder of former African National Congress (ANC) Youth League secretary-general, Sindiso Magaqa, have finally undergone threat assessments to determine if they qualify for protection, they said on Tuesday.
Thabiso Zulu and Les Stuta also told African News Agency (ANA) on Tuesday evening that they continued to experience threats and intimidation while awaiting the results of the assessments, which were done jointly by national crime intelligence and state security in early December.
Stuta, an official at Harry Gwala District Municipality, said that on Saturday while driving in Kokstad with a friend, two vehicles pulled up alongside and started brandishing guns out of the window, taking aim.
“One car was a Ford Ranger with no number plates, the other was a Toyota Fortuna with an NIN number plate. I don’t know how we escaped. There was a white man -- a farmer -- who then came along the road in a Toyota bakkie, and he must have seen what was happening,” said Stuta, his voice shaking.
“It was not a good situation. They tried to get alongside me, but the farmer forced them to go -- I don’t know if he shot at them or what but I heard him shouting, he followed them,” said Stuta.