Warlord Thomas Shabalala is shot

Thursday, 20 January 2005

Thomas Mandlenkosi (Mshengu) Shabalala, Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) National Council member, was ambushed by a group of men outside his house in Lindelani's C Section, known as eMadamini, near KwaMashu. The men shot him in the head and body and he died on the scene. At the time of his death Shabalala was working with the Lindelani residents suffering from HIV/Aids.

References:
• Ndlovu, V.B, (2005), IFP condems the killing of Shabalala, from Inkatha Freedom Party, 21 January, [online], Available at www.ifp.org.za [Accessed: 19 January 2013]
• Baloyi J.S. (2002). An Investigation into Vigilantes and Political Violence in KwaZulu-Natal, 1985 - 1994, UP: Pretoria.

Last updated : 19-Jan-2015

This article was produced for South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011