Crime seems to be getting out of hand as politician are repeatedly being targeted for selfish and political reasons.

An ANC voting district co-ordinator was gunned down in Nquthu in northern KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday. This happened after a rally that was addressed by deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa in KwaDlangamandla Ward 17.

Siphamandla Ngobese was shot in Ohaleni area after he had just returned from the Ramaphosa rally and had paused somewhere to watch soccer.

He was shot twice in the head with bullets laying across the road.

Residents deserted the area out of fear immediately.

The ANC activist co-ordinates two voting districts in Leni and Mathamo in Ward 15.

Election tensions have begun to grip the small northern KwaZulu-Natal town.

Running mayoral campaigns‚ attempts to make a clean sweep and accusations of using state resources are flying thick and fast as different political parties scramble for the 33-council seats.