Setting Herself On FireFormer ANC Councillor Ends Her Life By Setting Herself On Fire [Image: Tribute India]

Former ANC councillor from KwaZulu Natal, Thembi Masinga, tragically ended her life by setting herself on fire in her house on Saturday.

The heartbreaking incident happened in KwaNondabula, situated in Ndwendwe, northern KwaZulu Natal, where Masinga stays alone. Masinga was a former ANC ward councillor in the Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Local Municipality.

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Former ANC Councillor Cuts Her Life Short By Setting Herself On Fire

KZN spokesperson Lieutenant Nqobile Gwala confirmed:

“An inquest docket is investigated by Ndwedwe SAPS. The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated.”

Ward 9 councillor Nzuzo Chamane told Zimoja that Masinga purportedly went to town to get groceries. One of her neighbours was driving her around, oblivious to the plan she had schemed for her death.


Setting Herself On Fire
Former ANC Councillor Ends Her Life By Setting Herself On Fire [Image: Zimoja]


On her way home, she allegedly stopped at a petrol station, bought petrol and returned to her home. She then locked herself inside one of the rooms, doused herself with petrol and set herself on fire.

“We are still trying to figure out what may have caused Mama Thembi to kill herself in this horrifying manner. We are in the dark as to what was bothering her so much that she ended her life. The whole village is still shocked because before that she was rescued trying to hang herself in one of her houses.”

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Tribute To A Loving Community Servant

Chamane remembered Masinga as a compassionate community leader who actively engaged in projects that benefited underprivileged families. He added,

“She was always involved in the community projects especially those that benefitted disadvantaged families. She was always available whenever she was needed for assistance, and that is why the community had access to her house. We have lost a good person, the only thing we are left with are the memories of how she loved her community.”



By Rumpel

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