Category Archives: Velile Lutsheku

The Mercury: Murderer councillors still get R35K a month

Sihle Manda and Kamini Padayachee

Durban – Two ANC eThekwini councillors continue to draw R35 000 monthly salaries from beleaguered ratepayers despite being in prison for murder.

To add insult to injury, Mduduzi Ngcobo and Velile Lutsheku have not performed their duties ince February last year, when they were arrested for the September 2014 murder of community activist Thulisile Ndlovu in her Thokoza home near Pinetown.

Mduduzi Ngcobo and Velile Lutsheku are serving their sentences at Westville Prison after their bids to apply for leave to appeal against their convictions and sentences were dismissed on the day they were sentenced. Credit: INDEPENDENT MEDIA

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ENCA: ANC councillors face Durban High Court in Thuli Ndlovu murder trial

Tuesday 26 January 2016

DURBAN – Two ANC councillors are expected back in the High Court in Durban on Tuesday.

They’re accused of the murder of activist, Thuli Ndlovu, of the Abahlali baseMjondolo movement in 2014.

On Monday Mduduzi Ngcobo and Velile Lutsheku were joined in the dock by the suspected hitman.

Several community members have died since 2012 as a result of political squabbles in KwaNdengezi. Continue reading

The Mercury: Speaker refuses to suspend councillors

July 2 2015
By Sihle Manda

Durban – Two ANC eThekwini councillors continue to perform public duties despite facing possible jail time for the alleged murder of a civil rights activist.

Council Speaker Logie Naidoo is standing by his comrades, vowing not to suspend the two.

His stance appears to be at odds with that of the ruling party, which said it had suspended the two.

Naidoo’s position on the matter has sparked the wrath of opposition parties, who have urged him to immediately suspend the two until the matter has been finalised in the Durban High Court. Continue reading