According to the DA who released a statement following the killing of a ward Councillor in Richmond, they accused they ANC of inciting violence in the area,

The Democratic Alliance (DA) strongly condemns the killing of Richmond Ward Councillor, Sifiso Mkhize last night after he was gunned down at his home by unknown assailants. This latest incident brings to 3, the number of high profile killings in the area in that last few months.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family of Councillor Mkhize during this painful and difficult time and we stand ready to assist the family where possible.

The DA is deeply concerned at the destabilising of the Richmond Municipality due to ANC factionalism through violence and murder. This latest heinous crime comes only a few months after the killing of Richmond Municipal Manager, Sibusiso Sithole, which still remains unsolved.

The residents of Richmond should not have to be the ultimate bearers of ANC factionalism as their Municipality’s leaders live in constant fear, unable to do their work.

The DA will not rest until all those involved in these killings are brought to book, no matter how far up the ANC leadership ladder they may be.