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Murdered ANCYL member Sindisiwe Ndlovu laid to rest in KZN

ANCYL activist, Sindisiwe Ndlovu was laid to rest in KZN on Saturday 21 November 2019, following her alleged murder by her boyfriend.


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Slain ANCYL member, Sindisiwe Ndlovu was laid to rest on Saturday 21 December 2019, in her hometown in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands

Ndlovu was allegedly killed by her boyfriend in Crammond KZN on 17 December 2019 after they had an argument. 

Police arrest Ndlovu’s boyfriend 

KZN police spokesperson, Brigadier Jay Naicker confirmed the incident.

“A case of murder is being investigated by Cramond SAPS. It is alleged this morning at 03:00, at Thokozani area in Cramond, a 34-year-old woman was fatally shot by a known suspect after an argument,” said Naicker.

“A 31-year-old suspect was placed under arrest for murder and the firearm used by the suspect was seized by police. The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated,” he added.

Ndlovu was dedicated to bettering SA 

According to an article by 200youngsouthafricans.co.za published in 2018, Sindisiwe Ndlovu was involved in regional political structures since 2003, when she was just 19-years-old. 

A member of the Young Communist League, she was the personal assistant for the MEC of Sports, Art, Culture and Recreation, Bongiwe Nomusa Sithole-Moloi, as well as a provincial executive committee member of the ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal.

“I do not have a child of my own, but I play a role in helping many of the children in my extended family, especially those who no longer have parents,” she said. 

“In our community, I have worked with different youth organisations, both political and non-political,” she added.  

Inspired by struggle veterans

Ndlovu spoke about the political stalwarts that inspired her. 

“The people who have inspired me most are Mam’ Albertina Sisulu and Mam’ Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. I have learnt a lot from these women politically and socially. They have proven that you can be any person you wish to be,” she said. 

“They have shown that your age, background and political challenges do not hinder any progress you want to achieve in life. They were also able to maintain their homes and keep them warm regardless of the situation that was happening to them. They managed to raise their children and also participate in the struggle to fight apartheid,” Ndlovu added. 

Ndlovu’s ultimate dream was to see a South Africa that is safe for women and children, with equality in healthcare and education.

“We need to have a South Africa where schools and hospitals can have facilities, regardless of the area and the status of the school so that there will be no class barriers in our communities,” she added.