S.AFRICAN COPE OFFICIAL SHOT DEAD


An official of the new South African party COPE was shot dead at his home, the SAPA news agency reported on Thursday.

The official, his wife and children were attacked by three men armed with pistols while South Africa was holding a parliamentary election on Wednesday, COPE (Congress of the People) spokesman Nkosifikile Gqomo was quoted as saying.

Gqomo said COPE, formed by dissidents from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in December, believed the attack was linked to politics. The election is widely expected to be won by the ANC.

SOURCED FROM REUTERS


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