BONGI Nduli was supposed to attend the first sitting of the Ubuhlebezwe Municipality.
But the newly elected ANC councillor ended up lying in a hospital bed!
The 37-year-old from Jolivet, on the south coast of KZN, narrowly escaped death on Monday night when an unknown gunman fired several shots through her bedroom window.
She was rushed to hospital with serious gunshot wounds to her lower body.
Speaking to Daily Sun from her hospital bed, she said she would have to look for a new home when she was discharged.
“I can’t go back there when I know very well the suspect has not yet been arrested. I’m scared I’ll end up losing my life if I stay there.
“I don’t think I’ll go home until the dust has settled,” she said.
She said she was lying in bed at about 8pm when she heard the window breaking.
“I got up and tried to peep through the curtain but that’s when the gunman started shooting.
“He carried on shooting until I fell on the floor. I think he assumed I was dead and left the scene.”
Nduli denied having any enemies she was aware of and said the attack could have been politically motivated.
“After my victory in the election I heard some people from other political parties were not happy.
“I heard from some locals that there were people openly making death threats.
“They think their parties were robbed during the calculation of votes and threatened that blood would be shed.”
KZN police spokesman, Major Thulani Zwane, said a case of attempted murder was opened at Highflats Police Station.
“The motive for the shooting is unknown.
“The investigation is continuing and no arrests have yet been made,” he said.