Was Knysna Councillor Victor Molosi assassinated on Monday night?
Molosi was the leader of the ANC and the Councillor for Ward 8 Concordia. Molosi was another who ignored the evidence of corruption I presented but he was recently instrumental in the overthrow of DA Mayor Eleanore Spies and courageous in voting for the DA’s less corrupt Mark Willemse to become the new Mayor. It was also a clever move because if the ANC had voted for one of their own, they would have only been in power until the next Council Meeting.
Politics is broken in Knysna. The town is in a dangerous mess after years of failure by the Hawks and Public Protector to stand against corruption, years of delay by Parliament, and failure by the Office of President Cyril Ramaphosa to act. Most guilty are the provincial leaderships of the DA and ANC who seem to support the crime.
The result is that the ANC, DA, COPE and ACDP don’t exist in Knysna. There are two faction groups with members from all the parties. Citizens have become slaves to the politicians.
Recently, it was reported that councillors were being offered bribes so as to switch their vote so that the old faction could regain power. In no way do I imply their involvement here but this is the faction that the DA leadership wants returned to power. It must also be noted that, before the 2016 elections, the DA donated money to ex-ANC councillor Velile Waxa as contribution to his campaign to become an “Independent” who would go into coalition with the DA. He did… and was recently found guilty in a disciplinary hearing for interfering in a tender. Politics isn’t democratic and, as I said, it’s a mess in Knysna.
Was Victor Molosi’s murder a political assassination, the result of the battle for power? That’s a question that the Hawks need to consider if it’s true that he wasn’t robbed, simply and viciously shot metres from his home.
PRESS STATEMENT BY KNYSNA MUNICIPALITY:
It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely death of Ward 8 Councillor, Victor Molosi. Cllr Molosi, Leader of the ANC in Council, was shot outside his house last night and later succumb to his injuries.
Executive Mayor, Mark Willemse said, “We are devastated by the loss of a colleague who selflessly served Greater Knysna with pride and dignity. We are privileged to have known and worked with Victor. He was a passionate contributor in council debates, advocating strongly on behalf of his Party and the community he served. Our thoughts go out to his wife Nomonde Molosi and their 4 children. May his soul rest in peace. Hamba kahle Freeze (as he was affectionately known).”
DA COUNCILLOR PETER MYERS
“It is with deep sadness and shock that I have learned of the death of Victor Molosi. Although Victor was a political opponent, I nevertheless counted him as a good friend and colleague, who always worked tirelessly for his community and his town. He was an exceptionally good man, and this terrible deed will have a devastating impact on all of us. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, colleagues and community. May he Rest In Peace.”
ANC SECRETARY MOYISI MAGALELA
ANC Sub-region statement on passing of Comrade Victor Molosi fondly known as Cde Freeze.
The African National Congress is shocked and saddened by the untimely passing of one of its most committed and dedicated leaders and a seasoned cadre of our movement, Cde Mzukusi Victor (Freeze) Molosi. Cde Molosi was shot outside his house in Concordia by unknown gunman. He was rushed to hospital but succumbed to his injuries.
Cde Molosi cut his teeth as a young activist during liberation struggle. He learnt and started internalising the culture and values of our movement as a young activist. He embodied the values of sacrifice, selfless service, solidarity, social justice until his last day.
Cde Molosi occupied various positions of responsibility over the past 20 years. He was secretary and chairperson of the ANC Duma Nokwe branch and at the time of his death he served as Deputy Regional Secretary of the Southern Cape region. Comrade Molosi serve the ANC and his community in ward 8 as a ward councillor from 2006 -2011 and was also the Speaker during the term. He was the ward councillor for ward 8 and also serve as a district councillor in Eden DM at the time of his passing.
The African National Congress extends is heartfelt condolences to the Molosi family, fellow comrades and friends.
May his soul rest in peace.
KNYSNA RATEPAYERS’ ASSOCIATION
“The KRA were profoundly shocked and saddened to learn of the violent death last night of highly-respected ANC Councillor Victor Molosi. Our hearts and thoughts are with his family at this terrible time, and we extend our deepest condolences to them, his friends, comrades and colleagues. Knysna is much the worse for his passing.”