Testifying at the Moerane Commission of Inquiry investigating political killings in KwaZulu-Natal, Sindiso’s cousin, Lwazi Magada, said the family believed that Magaqa was poisoned.
“He was shot from the knees down, it still doesn’t make sense that he had stomach aches and died two days later. The wounds were on his legs, not his torso or his body and we suspect poisoning,” said Lwazi.
Sindiso, a councillor and executive committee member at the Umzimkhulu municipality was shot in July with two other ANC councillors after attending a community meeting. He died in hospital in September.
Lwazi said Sindiso was recovering and was due to begin physiotherapy at the time of his death.