No body seems to be save in South African anymore as we wake up daily to disturbing news of one murder or the other.

Three African National Council (ANC) councillors from uMzimkhulu were shot on Thursday evening.

The Councilors were at a local shop together chilling out.

ANC KwaZulu-Natal provincial spokesperson Mdumiseni Ntuli said that PR councillor Sindiso Magaqa, ward 11 councillor Nonsikelelo Mafa and ward 16 councillor Jabu Mzizi were shot.

Magaqa one of the slain was the ANC Youth League secretary general before the league was disbanded in 2012.

“The three of them were together when they were shot. It happened between 5.30pm and 6pm. I am getting updates every hour. The leadership of the region is at the hospital dealing with the comrades,” said Ntuli.

“They were parked outside a general dealer when a red BMW came, people got out and opened fire on them and drove off,” he said.

Depending on the injuries sustained, they might be moved to other hospitals.