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Prominent Zuma supporter killed

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A prominent member of South Africa's governing ANC has been killed.

Mbongeleni Zondi died when his car was sprayed with bullets, police told the South African Press Association.

The ANC said he was "brutally assassinated". The killing in Umlazi, south of Durban, was being investigated and police appealed for witnesses.

Mr Zondi, 39, was close to ANC leader Jacob Zuma, who is campaigning for the country's presidency. Elections are expected to be held in April.

The dead man was great-grandson of Zulu chief Bambatha, known for leading a guerrilla campaign against British colonialists in 1906.

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